A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy clothing to sell.

Las Orquideas Group's story

The members of this communal bank are mainly heads of household who manage the home and put bread on the table every day. They are in their fifth cycle and stand out as a group because of each member's sense of responsibility and desire to get ahead.

Mirna, one of the members, sells all kinds of clothing for a living. She defines herself as a hard-working person who has made an effort to get ahead and make her business successful. She says business is going well and provides her with a good income. She wants to continue to grow and is requesting a loan through the Fundación and Kiva that she will use to buy all types of clothing to fill customer orders.

In this group: Angelica, Mirna*, Juana, Emilia, Justa, Idelina, Antonia, Rosa, Rosa, Carmen, Carmen, Maria, Gladys, Esther, Maria, Noemi, Sanie, Edista
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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