A loan of $2,350 helped a member to invest in buying gold jewelry such as chains, bracelets, anklets, earrings, rings, and clothing such as men's trousers, women's trousers, men's t-shirts, blouses, sports shirts, etc.


Las Leonas Group's story

This group consists of three entrepreneurial women. One of them, Lea, is 43 years old, married, and has a 7-year-old son. Her business is selling gold and silver jewelry, and clothing. She has been in this business for two years and sells to her neighbors as well as to people who work in both private and state-run companies. She has been a client of the institution for five years which shows that she is able to make her loan repayments.

Lea will invest this loan in buying gold jewelry such as chains, bracelets, anklets, earrings and rings. She will also buy clothing such as men's trousers, women's trousers, men's t-shirts, men's shirts, blouses, sports shirts,etc.

Ana is 58 years old and her business is selling used and new clothing. Vilma is also 58 years old and her business is selling clothing, shoes and sandals.

In this group: Vilma Leonor, Ana Marlene, Lea Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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