A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy winter clothing.

Los Amigasos Group's story

The communal bank Los Amigasos is made up of 9 members, 8 women and 1 man. The president of the bank is Cinthia who is 18 years old. She has 2 children who are 2 years old and a baby of 4 months.

Cinthia works selling clothing. She has a stand in the town of El Torno. This is her first loan sequence within the institution. Cinthia is going to use this loan to buy winter clothing such as pullovers and jackets thus providing a variety of products to her customers and increasing her earnings. Her reason for asking for this loan is to continue improving her business. Cinthia is going to use the profits to continue buying a variety of clothing according to the season. Cinthia is a hardworking woman who feels happy for the opportunity as it is the only activity which allows her to support herself and her family.

In this group: Pascuala, Olga Lidia, Jackeline, Alfonso, Elfi Diosmira, Vianca, Cinthia, Elena, Ivet Yarima

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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