A loan of $6,400 helped a member to purchase chickens and chicken feed.


Banco Mujer Las Luchadoras Group's story

Mileny is a member of the Las Luchadoras Women's Bank. She is 29 years old, married, and has two children who attend primary school. Her husband works as a seasonal laborer on a banana plantation for minimum wage. She is a hardworking woman whose main job is raising chickens. In addition she makes cakes for birthdays and other celebrations for neighbours to help bring in a little more money.

This is Mileny's third loan, and she plans to use it to buy chickens and feed. Her previous loans helped her consolidate her business and support not only her children through school, but also Mileny herself. She is attending night school in order to complete her secondary education.

She has many hopes for the future. She would like to improve her family's standard of living, and she would like to go to university.

Mileny, Connie, and six other women are the members of this group. They are going to use the loans in their businesses or in cattle raising.

In this group: Connie , Irma, Nayelin, Iris, Frecia, Yerelin, Julia, Milenny
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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