A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy garments to sell on.


Niño Jesús Group's story

The "Niño Jesús" (Baby Jesus) Communal Bank is a group of 13 women from the city of Curuguaty. They are embarking on their first loan cycle, and say it means they are learning to work as a team and it is helping them to increase their families' incomes. They are very hardworking, honest women, who strive each day towards a better standard of living.

One of the members is Señora Maria, who sells all kinds of used clothes. It is going well, because, since the economic crisis, people prefer to buy cheaper, second hand clothes. She wants to be able to keep growing her business and so to keep helping her family. María is seeking the loan to buy second hand clothing to stock her business and offer greater variety to her customers.

In this group: Maria Luisa, Santa , Rosa , Agustina , Eusebia , Rut , Fermina , Ernestina , Basida , Fermina , Edith , Antonia , Cristina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald



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