A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy vegetables to sell.


Familia Unida Group's story

The communal bank Familia Unida (United Family) is in its first loan cycle with the women's communal bank program, in which all members work and receive help to get ahead. They are part of the poverty reduction survey; eight of the members now live below the poverty line.

Victorina, one of the members, was living at level one, which is low, in the last poverty survey. Through hard work, regular employment, and behavior suited to a successful woman, she hopes to keep improving and helping her family so that one day she will overcome the poverty barrier.

She sells all kinds of vegetables and is applying for a loan to increase her variety. This will help her firm up her business plan and increase her income.

In this group: Victorina, Lidia, Marina, Laura, Cornelia, Perla, Benicia, Laura, Mariana, Maria, Catalina, Tomasa, Sara*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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