A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy milk to sell.


Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

The communal bank "Maria Auxiliadora" is in its sixth loan cycle and all the members have committed to working hard and helping each other get ahead. They are taking the poverty elimination survey which allows them to know each member's income level. Three out of 17 women are below the poverty line and have a very low income. One of the members, Marite, sells milk for a living and says she starts work every morning very early so her customers will have milk for breakfast. She is very self-sacrificing and enterprising and works hard to get ahead. She wants to help her family through her work. She is requesting a loan to buy milk so she can continue with sales to invest in her business.

In this group: Evangelina, Wilma, Graciela, Estelvina, Pablina, Marite, Juana, Mirna, Angelina, Cristina, Diana, Ana, Evangelista, Maria, Reina, Dorilda, Zulma
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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