A loan of $4,225 helped a member to purchase needles, lace, zippers, buttons, thread, etc.


Santa Librada Group's story

The "Santa Librada" communal bank is comprised of 17 women who are very organized, united, hardworking and supportive of each other. These ladies come from the town of Mbocayaty and they're all neighbors and friends. They gather together every 15 days to offer each other support and help in order to keep making progress on a daily basis. Most of these entrepreneurs make, buy and sell foodstuffs such as empanadas, fried meats, pies and alfajores. They also do embrodering, lacework and crochet. These ladies are excited to continue to participate in this microcredit programme so that they can improve their businesses and their living conditions. Their biggest wish is to see their children and grandchildren grow up in a town where they can find job opportunites and a place where they can play healthily and freely. Sebastiana owns a small grocery store in order to help with her family's expenses. She'd like to offer more merchandise to her regular and occasional customers. She requests the loan in order to purchase needles, lace, zippers, buttons, thread, etc., so she can offer them to her customers.

In this group: Ramona , Gladys , Cristina , Francisca , Carmen , Ana , Maria , Lucia , Reinelda , Andresa , Ilda , Justina , Gloria , Sebastiana , Mirian , Nimia *, Elsa *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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