A loan of $5,700 helped a member purchase more clothing like t-shirts, shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, and soft drinks.


Albina Acalmani Group's story

This group is called Albina Acalmani, and the people who formed this group chose this name because it is their leader's name and the name of the community where they all live. This story is about Mrs. Albina, who is 38 years old and married to Mr. Amador, a farm worker. They have three children: Anel, José Luis, and Gerardo. All three of her children are students and are currently in the third year of high school, third year of junior high, and fifth year of primary school. She has worked selling clothing and soft drinks for more than 10 years.


She decided to start this business because she wanted to find a way to help her children get ahead and help her husband with the expenses of the home. She also wanted to improve her quality of life. She will use the loan to buy more clothing like t-shirts, shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, and soft drinks.


Mrs. Albina's goal is to continue supporting her children with their studies so they can have professional careers and have a better future. She also wants to grow her small business and build a store for her clothing in order to improve and increase her earnings. She is very thankful with the Realidad Foundation and the Kiva lenders for the unconditional support they are providing her. Thanks to this help, she has improved her own quality of life and that of her family.


These are the names and jobs of each of the group members:
Blanca, Albina, Inés, Sinaí, Cecilia, Natividad, María y Natividad, who have different jobs like selling groceries, in a shoe store, selling soft drinks, at a fish and seafood store, selling plastic items, and at a fruit store.

In this group: Blanca, Albina, Ines, Sinai, Cecilia, Natividad, Maria, Natividad

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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