A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy canned goods, sodas, bakery products, noodles and other items.


Virgen De Las Mercedes Group's story

The communal bank "Virgen de las Mercedes" is in its second loan cycle. The ten women members are heads of household who are hopeful the foundation's program will help them. With that in mind, they joined together with the hope of getting very far.

Marcelina, the president, is a person with great potential and was elected by her friends for that reason. She is a hard worker and always enthusiastic, so she motivates her colleagues. She is requesting a loan to buy supplies for her grocery store. She wants to buy canned goods, sodas, bakery products, noodles and other items.

She and her colleagues are grateful for this opportunity, because not only will they benefit from it themselves, but also their families.

In this group: Marcelina , Bonifacia, Liz Mercedes, Lorenza, Sonia Romero , Fabiana Noceda, Mariana , Cirila, Cecilia, Guillermina*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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