A loan of $5,150 helped a member to purchase a washing machine.


Mujeres Decididas E Independientes Group's story

Lizette is a member of the communal bank Mujeres Decididas e Independientes [Determined and Independent Women]. She is 23 years old, unmarried, and living with her parents. Lizette worked at a friend's laundry service for some time, where she learned all about this kind of business and saw that it was profitable. Four years ago, she decided to open her own laundry; during this time, she has gained many clients who come to her laundry for her washing services.

With the money from this loan, she will be able to purchase a new washing machine; she will also be able to get some technical maintenance done on the machines that she already has. In the future, she would like to open additional locations for her business. Lizette is grateful to EDAPROSPO for her loan because she feels it is an opportunity for progress, and to Kiva's investors who put their trust in people like her and her communal bank.

*In the photo, Lizette is wearing a blue shirt and fuchsia pants.

In this group: Lizette Katherine, Victoria Milagros, Pablo Cesar*, Gladys Victoria, Mabi Doris, Susana Milagros, Yris Magaly, Nelvin Hernan
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristen McNeill



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