A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy construction materials.

Las Palomitas Group's story

The communal bank Las Palomitas is made up of 7 trustworthy members who have been working from 4 months to a year with the Prosperity Program.

Emilia is 44 years old, married with 4 children, 3 of them are still dependent, and she is the chairperson of the group. She offers cleaning and cooking services. This work has permitted her to cover some of the household expenses. Currently the money that she receives goes toward the construction of her home.

At this time she is asking for a loan in order to buy construction materials such as cement, sand, etc., in order to finish some of her home as she plans to rent some rooms. In the future she would like to install a boutique because it would insure that she will have better income.

Emilia, like all the members of the communal bank Las Palomitas, is grateful for the granted loans as they make their progress possible. Emilia is located in the back row, the first on the left side, wearing a beige sweater.

In this group: Norma Sara, Maria Luz, Emilia Donatila, Eduardo Teodoro*, Cristina Veronica, Emilia, Rocio Del Pilar

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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