A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy merchandise.


Luz Y Prosperidad Group's story

Elsa, 37, is married and has 5 children, only one of whom is still a dependent. She has been a client of Edaprospo for 5 years and during that time has worked selling clothing and cosmetics. She started with the idea of being able to give her kids a good education. She also has been cleaning houses for two years. With her hard work she has been able to support the education of her youngest daughter and to increase the size of her business. Currently her income helps to cover the cost of utilities like water and electricity, while her husband covers food expenses. Her plan for the future is to finish building her house.

She used the loan to buy merchandise for her store. She belongs to the village bank "Luz y Prosperidad" which is made up of 10 people; she has been president for 4 months.

In this group: Elsa, Susana, Marcelina Berna, Magdalena Julia, Lourdes, Teodolinda Bernarda, Marcelina Marly, Julia Marcelina, Rosio Del Pilar, Yesenia Hethel*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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