A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy supplies.


La Amistad Group's story

The “La Amistad” [Friendship] group, comprised of six enterprising women, all have in common the fact that they are continuing to improve each day. Amelia, one of the members, is 59 years old, married, and has six adult children. She sells fried food like roasted chicken, hamburgers, and ‘salchipapas’ [fried potatoes and fried sausages] outside of her house. She is happy because, through her effort, she has been able to help her husband with the household expenses. Her greatest wish is to set up a restaurant. This way she would be sure to have greater income. She is requesting the loan to buy supplies like chicken, potatoes, and cooking oil, etc. The “La Amistad” group is grateful to the people who have made this loan possible. Amelia is the first one on the left.

In this group: Amelia Velia, Valeria Teodora, Soledad Jessica, Maria Antonia, Maruja, Norma Ofelia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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