A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy flour, eggs, milk, condiments, meat and other supplies.

Virgen De Fatima Group's story

This group, called "Virgen de Fatima" is on its thirteenth loan cycle and, thanks to everyone's hard work, they are all moving forward. They are currently undergoing the poverty elimination survey which will help to identify each member's income. Three of the group's members live under the poverty line, meaning that they have a very, very low income.

One of the group's members in María whose survey showed her to be living under the poverty live. She tells us that she sells snack foods, like empanadas (pastries with either a meat or sweet filling), sandwiches, croquettes and more. Through this work she can help her family. María does her best every day as she wants to improve her income so as to help give her family what she herself could not have.

María is applying for this loan as she wants to buy flour, eggs, milk, condiments, meat and other supplies so as to be able to continue making the foodstuffs that she sells and thus continue pleasing her customers and generating an income for her family.

In this group: Maria, Gloria, Elisa, Ramona, Claudia, Celsa, Carmen, Salustiana, Rosalba, Elva, Zulma, Rosana, Carmen, Myrian, Fatima*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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