A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy charcoal to sell.

Esperanza Group's story

This group, called ”Esperanza” [Hope], is in its 15th cycle of the Women Committee program. Seven of its members live below the poverty line, according to a poverty elimination survey they took part in. This is a very useful means to help these women.

María, one of the members, is a person who wants to grow. She is a fighter and she always comes to the training sessions. She saves some money and works hard every day to continue growing and improve her family’s life. She sells charcoal and says that she does well since it is cheaper and people prefer it, which means that there is a good demand for it.

María is requesting a loan to buy charcoal in order to continue selling it and avoid shortages. She is grateful for this opportunity, which will be of great help for her.

In this group: Victoriana, Carlina, Fidelina, María, María, Teresa, Lilian, María, Juana, María, Ramona, Inocencia, Mirian, Maura, Mirta, Jorgelina, María, Sonia, Emérita, Rolinda, Lidia, María*, Zunilda*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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