A loan of $2,125 helped a member to purchase pigs, animal feed and other items.

Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group's story

Doña Marla is the president of a new communal bank in the Bambú area of Talamanca. She is 36 years old, single and has six children, two of whom are grown and 4 who are school-aged. She is very hard-working and giving to her children. She wants to get ahead, support her household and dreams of giving her children an education. Marla makes her living raising pigs. She raises the pigs and also sells the pork. The loan will allow her to purchase small pigs to fatten and sell. This is Marla's first loan, and she is convinced that well invested, the loan will be a great help in growing her business.
Together with Marla are seven more members who are also going to invest in pig raising businesses.

In this group: Marla, Eulalia, Xicinia, Rosario , Shirley, Albany, Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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