A loan of $1,975 helped a member to purchase rice, sugar, milk, noodles, and vegetables.

Virgen De La Puerta Group's story

We take this opportunity to present the communal bank group "Virgen de la Puerta" which consists of eight responsible members whose objective is to continue to be better each day. One member, Maria, is 55 years old, married, and has two independent children. Currently, she supports her grandchildren. Maria business is selling products of basic necessity which she began in order to better her economic situation and to give her family a better life. She is a very good businesswoman who has gained the loyalty of her customers.

Maria's hope is to set up her business, and she is thinking of selling gas, minutes for cell phones, etc. She is asking for this loan to buy merchandise to supply her store.

In the photo above, Maria is on the left side dressed in a pink shirt and black jacket. The group "Virgen de la Puerta" is thankful for this loan that helps make its progress possible.

In this group: Gudelia, Juliana Corsina, Milagros, Eileen Ana, Maria Rita, Juan Carlos, Dominga Isabel, Anne Ysabel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie Straub

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