A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy clothing to sell later.


La Esperanza 2 Group's story

This communal bank is made up 14 members from the city of Encarnacion. They are customers from the month of November, and are in the first cycle of the program of the foundation’s women entrepreneurs. They are hardworking and enterprising women fighting to keep their families prosperous because they want to give them a better future. One of the members is Ramona who works every day and has made many sacrifices to push forward and help her family. She tells us that she works selling all types of clothing, and she is not doing badly, she always makes sales, and she wants to be able to continue growing her business, and this is why she is asking for a loan to buy all types of clothing in order to stock up and in this way to have more variety to offer her clients. She is just like her friends in the group; all of them are grateful for the help that the foundation and Kiva gives them.

In this group: Sandra Isabel, Roberta , Marisel , Ludi , Florencia , Lorenza , Adelfa , Teresita , Maria , Mary , Maria , Mariella , Sonia *, Ramona *, Sabina *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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