A loan of $5,625 helped a member to buy merchandise for her store such as groceries and cleaning items.


Banco Mujer Sahara Group's story

María is the treasurer of the Mujer Sahara bank, a group that has worked a lot with Fundación Mujer. She is 66 years old, married and has 4 children. All of them are grown and none of them live with her. For her, her age is no impedidment to staying active, working and producing with her husband. They are merchants and and they have a grocery and variety store. The women have received various loans. All of them have been paid off on time and were invested in their microbusinesses. They were a big help in making them grow. This woman's plans are to save and ensure a more peaceful old age, as well as help her grandchildren. With María are 7 more members who are going to invest in commercial activities.

In this group: Rosa, Maria, Ana, Maria, Blanca, Maria, Seidy, Jenny
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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