A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy pork organ meats for resale.

Santa Lucia Group's story

The “Santa Lucia” communal bank was created when several neighbors from the city of Santaní formed a group. Santaní is a neighborhood located some distance from the center of town, an area without much communications infrastructure. The group members also want to work together to help their city and their neighborhood.

Rosana sells pork organ meats. She goes out with a motorcycle cart to sell in the community and this is how she makes her living. She is very proud of the work she does because it is dignified, and above all, honest. Rosana explains that, along with her group, she wants to help her community and keep growing and improving.

She is requesting this loan in order to buy organ meats, which will help her to continue with and improve her sales, and thereby her family’s quality of life.

In this group: Ramona, Mercedes, Josefina, Valentina, Librada, Andrea, Elida, Natividad, Carolina, Delis, Ramona, Benita, Susana, Rosana, Teresa, Norma*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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