A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy sewing materials like thread, needles, and zippers, etc.


Los Emergentes Group's story

Gladys is 49 years old, and she has three children. She is a member of Los Emergentes communal bank. There are nine members in the communal bank, and the members live in the Comas district. Gladys has been making and mending clothing for over 30 years. She started by offering her mending services, that is to say fittings and alterations, etc. Little by little she started making clothes that her clientele required. This is how she became financially solvent and able to cover her essential expenses. She will use the received loan to buy sewing materials like thread, needles, and zippers, etc.

In this group: Gladys, Jessica Paulina, Perpetua, Raul Teodoro, Jose German, Elizabeth Cristina, Lee Frank, Bertha Cristina, Maria Macedonia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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