A loan of $2,625 helped a member to purchase merchandise.

Valor Y Sacrificio Group's story

Karen is 28 years old, is a live-in partner and has one son, who still depends on her. She has a been a client at Edaprospo for 3 years and has been selling garments for a living for the past 4 years. She started on the advice of her mother, who suggested that she open her own business and work independently. She has also been selling cosmetics for the past 2 years.

Through her hardwork and determination, Karen has been able to build her own house. Today, she pays the water, electricity, and telephone bills, while her husband takes care of the food costs and schooling for the children. Her plan for the future is to open a bookstore in her own house.

Karen belongs to the communal bank called "Valor y Sacrifico", which consists of 8 people. She has been the president for the past 8 months. She used her loan towards the purchase of merchandise for her business.

In this group: Doris Yane, Teofila, Karen Selene, Irma Yessenia, Lucy Yolanda, Jesus Noemi, Flaviano, Nancy Gloria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Allinson Kenneth Lazo

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