A loan of $2,925 helped a member to invest in her clothing business.


Virgen De Guadalupe De Santa Clara Group's story

This is a group of men and women who have a lot of enthusiasm, and they are dedicated to getting ahead each day. The members of the communal bank "Virgen de Guadalupe de Santa Clara" include 10 people who work arduously in their businesses so that they can improve the quality of life for their families. Such is the case with Vilmar, 58, who is married and is the mother of 3 grown children. Every day, Vilmar works selling clothing for men, women and children. It all started because her sister has the same business, and she taught Vilmar and helped her to establish her own business. She has been able to get ahead with her family with the income from her business, and has been able to help her husband in building their home. With the current loan, she will stock up on more merchandise for her clothing business. Like Vilmar, every member of this group has a particular story, but what they share in common is the enthusiasm and desire to get ahead so that they can improve their businesses and provide for the welfare of their families.

In this group: Vilmar, Heraclio Simeon, Carla Luz, Yrene, Raquel Pilar, Hilda Ysabel, Iris Elena, Caceres Urquia, Velasquez Rocha, Hilario Espejo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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