A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy raw material.

Responsabilidad Y Progreso Group's story

Nancy, age 41, is a widow with five children. Two of them are still dependent upon her. She's been with EDAPROSPO for two years. She sells cakes. Her daughter encouraged her to start and motivated her to set up her own business as an independent person. Nancy also sells food. With her effort and her work, Nancy has managed to build her house and to give her family a better quality of life. She covers the expenses for food, education, clothing, and household services. Her plan for the future is to build a second floor onto her house. She also plans for her children to attend the university.

She is using the loan to buy raw material. Nancy belongs to the Responsibilidad y Progreso communal bank. The bank is comprised of six people, and Nancy is the president. She is the person standing in the group. Nancy is standing with a white jacket, and she is next to the other women.

In this group: Nancy Maria, Basilia Anastacia, Maria Orietta, Jacqueline, Rosa, Martha Luisa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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