A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy basic consumer goods to stock up her store.

Mujeres En Progreso Group's story

The communal bank "Mujeres en Progreso" is in its 11th loan cycle. When these 19 women took the poverty elimination survey, it was found that 3 of the members are below the poverty line, but they have a strong desire to work to make progress and get ahead.

One of the members is Deolinda, who in the last survey was found to be at poverty level 1, which is below the poverty line. She says that in order to begin to improve her life she started up a grocery store, where she works arduously, because this business will be a great help to her. She is requesting a loan to stock up her store with all types of basic consumer goods. With this investment she will be able to continue with her business plan, and also help improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Mirna, Deolinda, Graciela, Flora, Andrea, Nicolza, Ramona, Felicita, Angelica, Valentina, Cypriana, Dolly*, Casilda, Mirina, Sonia, Felicita, Lucina, Eugenia, Arminda
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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