A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy supplies for her grocery store, such as foodstuffs, drinks, vegetables, rice and pasta, etc.

Kuña Marangatu Group's story

The group called Kuña Marangatu is on its seventh loan cycle of the women’s committee programme. They are carrying out the eliminate poverty survey which enables them to assess each member’s situation. Two of the thirteen women are under the poverty line, that is, two have a very low level of income.

One of the members is Ydalina. The survey showed that she is in level 1 of the poverty levels, that is, she has very low income. Through her efforts and continuous work and by employing the energetic actions of a successful woman, she wants to improve her situation. She explains that she has a grocery store in her home. She is requesting this loan in order to invest the money in the purchase of supplies for her store. In this way she can continue to offer a good range of products to her customers, which is a way to invest in her business plan.

In this group: Nilda, Ramona, Nancy, Ydalina, Alba, Maria, Georgina, Maria, Carolina, Alba, Ana, Catalina*, Iberica*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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