A loan of $2,400 helped a member to purchase supplies and medicines.

Uniendo Fuerzas Group's story

Maria is 64 years old, is a widow with 10 independent children. For more than three years she has made a living selling kebab and maize porridge which sales on the streets. In addition to this, she also offer cleaning services, which gives her an extra income for her home.

Maria is proud because it is due to effort and hard work that she has managed to achieve some of her goals like built part of her home and provided education to her children.

Finishing her house is her next goal. With this last loan she intends to purchase supplies such as oil, meat, lemons, etc. , and medicines for her, because she is recovering from an operation. Mary belongs to the communal bank Joining Forces which has eight responsible and hard working members. They appreciate the support provided. (In the picture) Maria is located on the left side, wearing a white sweater and black skirt. At the top is Yemima and Mari.

In this group: Yemima Tania, Estela Luz, Mari Luz, Marcela, Margarita Geovana, Cinthia Luz*, Maria Salome, Pedro Eduardo
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo

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