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A loan of $4,150 helped a member to buy t-shirts, shirts, shorts, jeans, and other clothing.

San Damian Group's story

The bank is named San Damián and the 16 members are in their second cycle. It's a group that stands out in the neighborhood for being very close, supportive, and responsible among themselves.

Marta, the president, is a very optimistic person who works hard to get ahead. She also encourages her friends to be able to continue working toward realizing their dreams. She makes a living selling clothing. She says it's going well for her because she's cut out for sales, so she's growing and making a name for herself.

She's requesting this loan to buy t-shirts, shirts, shorts, jeans, and other clothing to be able to continue working and offering her customers a good variety.

In this group: Marta Genara, Hermelinda, Teresa, Nelida, Bernarda, Delasnieves, Celedonia, Marta, Gladys, Nieves, Martina, Apolinaria, Alicia, Alicia, Maria, Elodia*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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