A loan of $6,425 helped a member to buy more products for her store.

El Eden Group's story

The “El Edén” (Eden) communal bank consists of a group of ten enterprising people who are very creative in business. María, 61, is married and has no children. She has had a small store for about 25 years and she’s succeeded in acquiring a regular clientele that has generated profits to cover household expenses.

In future, she’d like to have a space of her own in which to sell her products and to earn higher profits. She will use the granted loan to buy more products for her store to continue meeting customer demand and thus get ahead.

María and all the group members are grateful to Kiva for the loan granted and for the trust that’s been placed. María is first on the right wearing black pants. She takes her leave promising to meet all her stated goals.

In this group: Vilma, Maritza, Candelaria, Juan, Luz, Marita, Juana, Elizabeth, Rosa , Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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