A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy parts and provide maintenance for a minibus used for public transport.

Luz Del Día Group's story

Yolanda is 27 and is the mother of one child who goes to preschool. She belongs to the group called Luz del Día (Daylight). She says that she was invited by one of her aunts because the aunt saw that she was unhappy when between herself and her spouse they were unable to get together enough money to buy parts for a minibus used for public transport. For this reason her aunt suggested that she start to work with VisionFund so that they would be able to keep their minibus in better condition.

She lives in a town that is known nationally as one of the main producers of poinsettias. She says that seasonally when it is November, her husband goes off to make deliveries of this flower throughout the country and this is the best time of the year for him because he has daily work. During the rest of the year he occupies himsef by working different routes with the minibus as public transport. Currently Yola, as her friends call her, is looking for a loan in order to purchase spare parts like tires and to perform maintenance on the minibus.

She says that the previous loans that she has taken out have helped her a lot because they have improved her family unit. In addition, she is saving to buy another minibus and in this way provide work for the people in her community.

The other members of the group are named Audelia, Leónides, Josefina and Candelaria. They will invest their loan in a notions store, to purchase articles to stock a grocery store, to purchase women's and children's clothes to sell and to purchase flowerpots, mortars and crafts to sell.

In this group: Audelia, Leónides, Josefina, Yolanda, Candelaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Dechert

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