A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, and oil.

El Progreso Del Vallecito Group's story

El Progreso del Vallecito Group is made up of six hardworking members who are responsible with their group loan payments. They're happy to be in their sixth loan cycle.

Ana, 37, is the president of the group. She has a live-in partner and four dependent children.

Ana has a small grocery store that she set up in her home four years ago where she sells basic staples: rice, sugar, and beverages. She also works distributing products from the central highlands such as cheese, milk, quinoa, and maca [a native Andean root vegetable]. This way she helps her husband, a taxi driver, with the expenses and their children's education.

She'll invest the loan in buying rice, sugar, and oil. Her greatest wish es to finish the construction of her house and to give a better quality of life to her family.

The group is grateful to the Kiva lenders for this loan. Ana's the third person from the right; she's wearing beige pants and a black jacket.

In this group: Ana Melva, Donatilda, Dante Nicanor, Ignacia Jesus, Luis, Yonel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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