A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy shoes and sandals for women and young girls.

Banco Mujer Por Fe Group's story

Johanna Cortes, a member of the Women's Bank "Por Fe" with a great business vision and the will to succeed, is 30 years old and married and the mother of a 14 year old teenager who is in high school. Her husband works as a security guard and she works as a domestic part-time. The other part of her time, she does other commercial activities, like selling shoes and sandals for women and children. This two-part day of work is the way that Johanna helps her family and gives her child the ability to go to school. This is her third loan, and she plans to invest in merchandise for the Christmas season.

This loan will be a big help to her business and represents an opportunity to increase her sales as well as her customer base. Her greatest hope is to improve her family's financial situation and their quality of life. Together with Johanna are Alba and Celia, her companions in this loan operation, who are going to invest in business activities and small-scale industry.

In this group: Johanna, Alba, Celia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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