A loan of $3,500 helped a member to expand her small clothing store.


Mujeres Triunfadoras De Micaela Bastidas Group's story

A group made up of eight enterprising woman with a lot of creativity of business, this is how the members of the “Mujeres triunfadoras de Micaela Bastida” communal bank are. Lili, is 44 years old and has three children. She has been running a small clothing business for five years now. Lili has managed to create customer loyalty which has generated profits to cover her household spending. In the future, she would like to have her own premises where she could sell the clothes whether for men or women and therein obtain better profits. With the loan, Lili will invest in expanding her small clothes business and therein have more types of clothes and continue meeting her customers' needs and in this way continue making her way ahead in life. At the same time, Lili and all the members of the group are grateful to Kiva for the loan given and for the confidence shown in them. Lili is seen standing and is the first person on the right, she is carrying a black bag on her shoulder. She leaves with the promise of meeting all the goals she has set down.

In this group: Reyna, Apolinaria*, Lucila, Diana, Lili, Vilma, Eliana, Rosana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine



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