A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy craft merchandise to sell during the Christmas season.

Unión Y Fuerza Group's story

Valentina is 36 years old, single, and has three young children. She has been a member of EDAPROSPO for two years and has been in the business of selling handcrafted bracelets for four years. Valentina started working with the intention of succeeding and generating income to cover her needs. Through effort and work, she was able to purchase a few appliances for her home. Her income goes toward paying for food, water, and electricity. Valentina’s plan for the future is to open her own shop for her craft business. She plans to use this loan to buy merchandise for the Christmas season so that she can increase her sales.

Valentina is a member of the Communal Bank “Unión y Fuerza” (Unity and Strength) where she has served as president for the past four months. The group consists of eight members and was formed by one of the analysts.

In this group: Mery Alicia, Evangelina, Valentina Justina, Ada, Esther Clotilde, Guillermina Brigida, Elsa, Ebilin Rosio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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