A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase staple foods such as rice, beans, sugar, beef, etc.


Mano Amiga Group's story

This communal bank is formed by three successful and enterprising members. One of them, Mariela, is 37 years old, she has a partner and 2 children living with her. She has had a small grocery store operated from her home for four years. She will use the loan to purchase staple foods such as rice, kidney beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, dairy products, eggs, bread, bath soap, laundry soap, salt, etc.
The other members of the communal bank are Amparo, aged 69, who sells clothing and Anielka, 27 years old, who sells new clothes.

In this group: Mariela, Amparo, Anelka

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero



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