A loan of $5,150 helped a member to buy cheese and milk.

Santa Lucia Group's story

Santa Lucía Group made a lot of effort to be in its seventh loan cycle. All the members are very happy to be part of the communal bank program because they saw a great opportunity, not only for themselves but also for their families.

One of them, Mercedes, makes a living selling cheese and milk. She says she starts working very early because she has to distribute the milk to her customers for breakfast. She's a very hardworking person who wants to get ahead, so she makes the maximum effort.

She's requesting this loan to buy milk and cheese to sell so she can have the means to continue helping her family.

She's grateful for the big opportunity they're all receiving because it'll be a big help to them.

In this group: Norma, Selva, Jorgelina, Emilia, Eugenia, Maria, Mirian, Lucia, Valeria, Maria, Nancy, Alvina, Apolonia, Mercedes, Marlene, Emilce, Ignacia, Roxana, Agustina, Maria, Natalia, Ilse

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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