A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy drinks, milk, bread, yerba tea, sugar, and other products.

Santa Ana Group's story

The communal bank "Santa Ana" is made up of a group of neighbors from the city of Santani. They are in their 4th loan cycle, working together to help themselves. Each of them will take a sum from this loan because they need to invest in their businesses to make them grow.

Antonia is one of the members of this group. She works every day in her store, from the early hours of the morning until it is very late. She is a person who exerts herself a lot so that she can get ahead and give her family everything that she possibly can.

Antonia is requesting this loan to buy merchandise for her store, such as drinks, milk, bread, yerba tea, sugar, and other of her most popular products. She wants to have a good supply of these items in stock.

In the group, there are some people who are helping the others, but who are not taking loans themselves. This is why there are 14 women in the photograph.

In this group: Cristina, María Rosalba, Antonia, Mariela, Mirta, Gladys, Liz Maricel, Dominga, Gloria, Celina, Damiana, Marisa, María

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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