A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables to sell.


San Roque Group's story

A communal bank was formed in the San Roque neighborhood of the city of Caaguazú, and it is now in its 7th loan cycle. There are 18 members. It is a group of hard-working and responsible women who have a united spirit and much desire to excel.

One clear example of the group is Lucila, who is the mother of a family and feeds six children with her daily work of selling foodstuffs, fruits, and vegetables. She wants her neighbors to form a group. She is applying for the loan to buy fruits and vegetables and thus be able to restock.

In this group: Lucila, Miryan, Leonora, Maria, Valentina, Mirta, Rosa, Teodora, Ana, Aurelia, Ana, Bonifacia, Juana, Ana, Angelina, Elsi, Beatriz, Maria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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