A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy seeds and store goods.


Kuña Guapa Group's story

This group, called KUÑA GUAPA, is in its third loan cycle and is composed of women who are all working hard to get ahead. This group has participated in the survey to eliminate poverty, and three of the group members have been found to be below the poverty line.

One of the group members is Etelvina, who in the last survey was classified as having "level 1" poverty. Because of this, she is fighting very hard to improve her economic condition. Etelvina works planting agricultural products, and in addition has opened her own small store. She is very dedicated to growing her business and getting ahead.

Etelvina is currently asking for this loan in order to buy seeds and goods for her store, mainly drinks and vegetables in bulk. This loan will help her to secure her inventory, thereby helping her to improve her sales.

In this group: Etelvina, Justa, Francisca, Reinita, Julia, Florencia, Catalina, Agapita, Sonia, Juana, Maria, Magdalena, Angelina, Angelina, Amada, Martina*, Claudelina*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey



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