A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy cleaning products to sell.


Union Group's story

The communal bank "Union" is in its sixth loan cycle through the women's program. All the members work and help each other get ahead. According to the Poverty Elimination survey they are taking, three members are currently below the poverty line. One of the members is Susana who registered a level one poverty level on the survey, because of her low income. Through her efforts, continuous work and the application of a successful woman's vital behavior traits, she is improving her economic situation. She sells cleaning products and is requesting a loan to buy more products to help stabilize her business plan in an effort to increase her income. It is important to point out the work of the counselors who are continually following up on the training and encouragement of the woman as they struggle to overcome poverty.

In this group: Francisca*, Rafaela, Bernardina, Emilce, Romilda, Gladis, Marina, Maria, Susana, Salvadora, Marina, Cynthia, Sandra
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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