A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy wholesale ingredients (potatoes, rice, noodles, and others).

4 De Marzo Group's story

The 4 de Marzo communal bank is comprised of eight members, all women. Ruth, age 42, is the president of the bank. Ruth is married and has two children, ages 19 and 21. The children attend the university.

She sells food every day at her stand, which is at her house. She prepares and sells her customers a variety of dishes. This business activity is the main source of income for her and her family. She carries out her business activity together with her daughters. When they do not have classes they help her prepare and tend to the customers.

The loan is to buy wholesale ingredients (potatoes, rice, noodles, and others) in order to manage to have a full pantry. Ruth is a very hard-working person. She has been selling food for years. She is very grateful to the institution for the help given to her.

In this group: Ana Maria, Guadalupe, Julia Rox Mery, Ruth Selvy , Mirian, Gabriela, Nataly, Gabriela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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