A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy a display case for exhibiting her food.


San Rafael Group's story

The group called “San Rafael” is starting its second loan cycle with the Women’s Committee Program. All of the members work together and help one another move forward. They have taken a poverty elimination survey and the results indicated that eight of them are below the poverty line.


One of the members is Sra. Maria. Her most recent survey indicated that she is at a poverty stage of Level 1, which is to say that she has a very low income. Maria was a housewife, but she now works by selling food. Through her work, she is trying to improve the life of her family and her income.


Sra. Maria is requesting a loan so that she can buy a display case for exhibiting her food. This will help to fulfill her business plan and improve her earnings.

In this group: Veronica, Maria, Benigna, Mabel, Cirila, Nancy, Mirtha, Margarita, Esther, Ramona, Maria, Valentina, Lorenza, Inosencia, Maria, Maria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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