A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy meat.


Shalom Group's story

The communal bank "SHALOM" is comprised of eight working women who are involved in different retail businesses. Eliana, 26, lives with her common-law husband and son. She sells meat at the Ramón Castilla Market and has been in business for four years. She decided to set up her business as she had learned about the meat business from her parents by helping them when she was young. She will use the loan to buy more meat. Her greatest desire is to have her own home. She is grateful to KIVA lenders for the loan. Eliana is the first one from the left. Olga is not in the photo for health reasons.

In this group: Olga*, Maria De Muñeca, Eliana, Blanca Azucena, Exilda, Olga, Myrian, Gladys
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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