A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy trousers, shirts, tank-tops, t-shirts and more.


Nueva Estrella Group's story

This group is called "Nueva Estrella" and is on its first loan cycle. Everyone in the groups works hard and helps each other to move forward. They are currently undertaking the poverty elimination survey and 11 of the members are living under the poverty line. They are all putting in everything they have to improve their lives.

One of the group's members is Silvia who, at the last survey, was on level one of the poverty scale and so she is working twice as hard in order to help her family. Silvia tells us that she is a street vendor, selling, clothes, bed sheets, blankets and other items and through this work she is trying to improve her and her family's lives. Silvia knows that only with a lot of effort will she be able to improve their lives.

She is applying for this loan to buy clothes, such as trousers, shirts, tank-tops, t-shirts and more. With this she will be able to invest in her business and this will help increase her income.

In this group: Silvia, Angela, Silvina, Gertrudis, Josefina, Maria, Emiliana, Maria, Liz, Elicia, Felipa, Josefina*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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