A loan of $5,625 helped a member to buy wood, paint, and other supplies to make furniture.

Banco Mujer Las Triunfadoras Group's story

Cristina is a very enterprising young woman. She is 24 years old, and has a five year old child. She has lived in a common-law marriage with her life partner for six years.

This very hard-working woman started helping her life partner in a cabinetmaking shop that they have at their house. Through the years she has become a cabinetmaker. She is the one in charge of putting the finish on each piece of furniture. Her work is good quality and has fine details.

The four loans that she has previously received have allowed her to invest in machinery and raw materials to design the furniture. This time she will buy wood and the needed supplies to see to the furniture orders for this Christmas.

Cristina has many projects for the future. Some of those plans are to keep going to school, to improve her family’s financial condition, and to finish her house by arranging a larger space for the shop.

There are six more members, who together with Cristina, comprise the Mujer Las Triunfadoras communal bank. They are going to invest in their commercial and small industry activities.

In this group: Ellisenia, Katty, Georgana, Luz, Luz, Cristina, Nuria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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