A loan of $4,850 helped a member to buy clay, paint and other items.


Santo Tomas Group's story

The Santo Tomas group is made up of members who are very hardworking and who strive to make progress and improve their living conditions. They are all very determined and enterprising and share the desire to make progress. One of them is Melania, who makes clay handicrafts. She is highly talented and her handicrafts sell well and are well liked by her customers. She is a forward thinking person and says that she is working to help her family. She is applying for the loan to invest in her handicrafts and, as a result, carry on working and striving to improve her income. She wants to buy clay, paint and other items.

In this group: Maria, Sara, Tomasa, Carmen, Esmilda, Aureliana, Melania, Mirian, Leonarda, Ignacia, Augusta, Maricel, Blanca, Angelica, Otilia, Zunilda, Irma, Maria, Dolly

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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