A loan of $1,725 helped a member for the purchase of merchandise and supplies.


Amigas Unidas Group's story

Ms. Maria del Carmen is married and has over 5 years with EDAPROSPO [see below]. She has 2 children, one of which is still dependent on her and her husband. Maria has been in food sales for over 15 years. With her hard work, she has been able to get ahead providing for a better life for her family. She has also made progress with the construction of her home. Currently, her earnings are used to cover the cost of clothing and services, while her husbands earnings cover the cost of the home and food. Her plan for the future is to have a much larger business, that is located within a much more commercial area. She also wants to finish building her home. She used the loan for the purchase of goods and supplies for her business. Maria belongs to the “Amigas Unidas” ["Friends United"] communal bank, which consists of 5 people. She has held the role of president for more than two years now.

In this group: Maria Del Carmen, Rogelia, Nelly Luz, Edda Jesusa, Baciliza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg



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