A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy fresh vegetables to sell, such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and others.

Pyahu Group's story

The Pyahu group is in its second loan cycle of the women's communal bank programme. 7 members find themselves below the poverty line, which is known thanks to the fact that they are doing the elimination of poverty survey.

Graciela is one of these women. She sells fresh vegetables at her stall, and with the income tries to carry on growing and improving their lives. The survey shows that she is at a medium level, but in spite of that she is putting in effort to move forward and day by day to improve. She defines herself as a person who fights, makes sacrifices and wants to keep growing.

She is applying for this loan to buy tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and other types of vegetables as she wants to keep going with her sales and obtain a better income. She is thankful for this opportunity that she and her friends receive with this loan.

In this group: Juana, Graciela, María, Elida, Antonia, Lucia, Fidelina, Porfiria, Francisca, Eusebia, Nidia, Teodora, Águeda, María*, Ramona*, Liza*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Gulvin

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