A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy a special tool for use in her physiotherapy practice, and to send some money home to cover her family's needs.

Kabayan Group's story

Larida is the featured borrower of Kabayan Group. She got along with the other group members to apply for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, because they are friends and consider themselves as one family, since they left their country. They left the Philippines and came to Lebanon for the same reason, which is providing their families back there a good standard of living.

Larida is the first one from the right, she is a 53-year-old, divorced woman, who works as a housekeeper. At the same time, she is a physiotherapist, and she does this as an additional income-making business. Part of Larida's loan from Al Majmoua will be sent to her family in the Philippines, to cover their needs. In addition, she will buy a special tool that will help her to provide physiotherapy services. The tool will help her to develop her physiotherapy business, and increase her income. She hopes that one day, she will open a special Physiotherapy center and improve her family's social and financial living.

Leticia is the one in the front, wearing red and a black jacket. She is a 52-year-old widow, who works as a housekeeper to raise her children and educate them. Her loan will be sent to the Philippines to pay her children's educational fees.

Gamma is the one with the brown jacket, at the right side of Leticia. She is a 44-year-old, married woman, who works as a housekeeper and sells CDs, to send money for her children's educational fees.

Juanita is the second one from the right, wearing a black jacket and hugging Leticia. She is a 44-year-old, married woman, who came to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon to provide for her family a better living.

Nelly is the first from the left, with the blue shirt. She is a 55-year-old widow, and she works in selling cosmetics to make her living. She hopes she can make a good profit that will help her start her own good business in the future.

Daisy is 54 years old and a married woman. She works as a housekeeper, to provide her children with the best living and higher education. Her share of the loan will be sent to the Philippines, for her children's school fees.

In this group: Larida , Leticia , Gemma , Juanita , Nelly , Daisy

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