A loan of $5,250 helped a member to buy clothing and shoes to sell.

San Blas Group's story

The communal bank San Blas is in its 20th loan cycle with the women's program, in which all the members work and help each other to get ahead. They are participating in the poverty reduction survey, and one person lives below the poverty line.

Maria, one of the members, was living at poverty level one, according to the last survey. She sells clothing and shoes, a business which helps her give her family the best so that it doesn't go without basic items like she did. She is applying for a loan to buy seasonal clothing and shoes, which will help her firm up her business plan and increase her income.

In this group: Eva, Zunilda, Maria, Liz, Sonia, Lorenza, Maria, Marissela, Angelica, Monica, Angelina, Maria, Estefania, Nadia, Eladia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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