A loan of $2,025 helped a member to purchase fabric, elastic, buttons and other supplies.

Santa Barbara Group's story

The communal bank “Santa Bárbara” was formed when some neighbors from the city of Santaní got together. Their group works together in an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual help. These women are the heads of their households, and they help their families through their work.
One of the members, the president of the group, is Sra. María Estela. For a long time she has made her living by sewing. She is a very hardworking person who wants to get ahead. She says that she makes all types of high quality garments. The quality is why her business has been going so well.
Sra. María Estela wants to keep growing her business, which is why she is requesting the loan. She has a lot of orders that she would like to fill. She wants to purchase fabric, elastic, buttons and other supplies.

In this group: Maria Estela, Manuela, Silvia, Catalina, Elva, Sonia, Patrocinia, Martina, Otilia, Damacia, Severina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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