A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy vegetables, baked goods, milk products, and other items.


San Ramon Group's story

The communal bank San Ramon, in its first loan cycle, works together and helps one another to move forward by organizing group activities. The members are participating in the poverty reduction survey, and six of them live below the poverty line and are struggling to get ahead.

Eusebia, one of the members, was living at level two in the last survey. Her hard work, constant efforts, and behavior typical of a successful woman have helped her improve her economic situation. She is a merchant. She sells everything her neighbors need from her well-stocked shop. She says the business began small, but it is growing with her hard work. She is applying for a loan to buy vegetables, baked goods, milk products, and other items to sell and keep offering her customers variety.

In this group: Cecilia, Maria, Nancy, Eusebia, Liliana, Brigida, Dionicia, Maria, De Los Angeles, Bernabela, Carolina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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