A loan of $5,175 helped a member to purchase clothes, blankets, and beverages.


Union Progreso Group's story

The group "Union Progreso" is made up of 11 women entrepreneurs who work in diverse areas of retail. Carole, who serves as the secretary of the group, is 32 years old and is in a civil union with a dependent son. In 2006, she started her home business where she sells clothes, beverages and snacks, which she continues to run now. Before that, she was a university student and in her free time worked as a nanny.

She will invest the loan in new clothes, blankets, and beverages. Her biggest wish is to expand her business and finish building the facade of her house. The group thanks the investors from KIVA for the loans. Carole is the first person standing at the right.

In this group: Maria Lourdes, Myrian Nidia, Maria Felicita, Editha Mery, Cecilia, Lucy Rosmery*, Carmen Rosa, Maria Cecilia, Carole Maribel, Eyda Constantina, Dorixa Grizzely
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joel Saldana Perez



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