A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy cheese.


Luchando Por Un Sueño Group's story

Maritza is a member of the communal bank "Luchando por un Sueño" which is comprised of eight enthusiastic, hard-working members.

Maritza is 26, has a common-law husband and two small children who she supports. She has been selling cheese for two years and it was her mother who encouraged her to set up her own business since she is the one who supplies the product. Maritza also works on weekends as an assistant cook to earn extra income for the household. By working hard she has been able to improve her quality of life. Since she wants to continue improving she has requested a loan to buy cheese so she can fill the orders she has already taken. Maritza's goal is to buy her own land.

The communal bank "Luchando por un Sueño" is very grateful for the loan. Maritza is the one in the pink t-shirt and grey pants. Gerlyn and Esthefani could not be present for the picture because of work, so their photographs are seen below.

In this group: Valeria, Sandra, Esthefani Yesari, Gerlyn Geraldine, Angelica, Jefferson Harold, Raida, Maritza
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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