A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy meats, chicken, condiments, baked goods, and other supplies.

Virgen De Fatima Group's story

This communal bank is called “Virgen de Fatima”, and currently it is in its second loan cycle. It has 13 members, who are very active women, outstanding in their work. They got together with the aim of seeking better conditions for their children and family members, and to have a better way of life.

Liberata is one of the women who devotes herself completely to her work, in order to fulfil her obligations. Her daily livelihood is based on selling food of all kinds, as a street vendor. She says that she has very good sales, since she has customers who always buy from her.

One of her dreams is to have her own shop, so that she doesn't have to walk around, as that work is very hard. She is applying for the loan to buy meats, chickens, condiments, baked goods, and other supplies she needs to prepare the food that she sells. She is thankful for the opportunity that the Foundation and Kiva are giving her.

In this group: Blanca Isabel, Castorina , Eulalia , María , Maria , Isabel , Felipa , Juana , Liberata , María , María , Teresa *, Amelia *

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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