A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy seasonal clothing.


Las Abejitas Group's story

The Communal Bank, "Las Abejitas" is made up of eleven member-ten women and one man. The president of the bank is Maria who is shown kneeling in the middle wearing a black top, holding her young daughter.

She is 23 years old and has a three year old daughter. She makes a living selling clothing in various markets in the city of Santa Cruz. This loan is her first with this institution. Maria will use this loan to buy seasonal clothing at wholesale prices for her business. She wants to buy sweaters as the cold weather begins and is requesting this loan because she does not have enough capital to do so.

Maria faces challenges within her business, including the fact that she must transport her merchandise in order to sell throughout the various markets. She will use the earnings to continue improving her business. She hopes to have her business better stocked with merchandise in order to offer a variety of products to her customers. Maria is happy and thankful for the institution for the support brought forth to her and to all of her group members. They all work hard in order to help their families get ahead.

In this group: Juana, Ana Gabriela, Maria Esteer, Angela, Medarda, Ana Zuleimy, Ingrid, Sissi, Alvina, Elio Alvaro, Carola Esthefany

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti



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