A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy pants, sweatpants, t-shirts, skirts, and other types of clothing.


Vecinas Unidas Group's story

The “Vecinas Unidas” [Neighbors United] group is in its 8th loan cycle with the committee program, where they all work together. They are doing an elimination of poverty survey, which they can used to learn the level of income of each member. Three members are below the poverty line, which is to say they have a very low income.

One of them is Maria, who is an excellent sales person. She has all kinds of clothing of very good quality. It is thanks to the sales she makes and also her great efforts day to day that she is able to give to her family what they need to improve their lives. Maria is an example of selfless hard work and sacrifice.

She is requesting this loan to invest it in clothing items such as pants, sweatpants, t-shirts, skirts, and other types of clothing so she can continue with her sales and improve her income. She wants to improve her income so she can improve her family’s quality of life.

In this group: Graciela, Braulia, Silvina, Teresa, Maria, Epifania, Maria, Liliana, Carmen, Maria, Julia, Antonia, Liz, Ana, Irma*, Ramona*, Geraldina*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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