A loan of $1,500 helped a member buy beverages and items for her store like fruits, vegetables, basic household products and other items.


Santa Catalina Group's story

The Santa Catalina communal bank consists of 12 ladies who are very active and hardworking; they got together to form a help group, not only for themselves but for their community as well.

Yrene has a small grocery store where she also sells beverages and says that thanks to having a variety of products she always has a good customer base which has helped her business grow little by little. Yrene says that she stared her business with very little but thanks to her hard work she is growing steadily.

She needs a loan to buy beverages and items for her store like fruits, vegetables, basic household products and other items. All of the members of this group are happy for this opportunity to get ahead.

In this group: Maria Marlene , Elizabeth , Librada , Zara , Yrene , Petrona , Liz , Norma , Melania , Isidora , Felipa *, Isabel *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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