A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy jackets, sweaters, pants, and footwear.

Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The communal bank “Ríos De Agua Viva” comprises six responsible members, who are in their eighth loan cycle. Martha, 51, is a widow and the mother of four children, two of whom are dependents. Initially, she sold prepared food. Two years ago, hoping to improve her circumstances and educate her children, she began her first business, selling clothing and footwear.

She will use this loan to buy jackets, sweaters, pants, and footwear to fill customer orders. Eventually, she hopes to open a boutique, where she can display her merchandise. Martha is the first person on the left and is wearing a plaid jacket and is carrying a black purse. The group “Ríos De Agua Viva” is grateful for the funding, which makes its progress possible

In this group: Alfredo, Sabina, Martha Julia, Violeta Haydee, Maritza Viviana, Dionicia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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