A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy shoes to sell.

Santa Rosa De Lima Group's story

The group Santa Rosa de Lima is in its fifth cycle as a communal bank, where everyone commits themselves to work and to help each other so that everyone can get ahead. They are completing a research study for the elimination of poverty. The research indicates that two of the women are in the “yellow” level, which is to say, with a mid-level income.

One of the participants is Virginia, who works selling shoes. Through her job she fights to be able to give her family what they need. She is a person who wants to train herself in order to improve her life and the lives of her family. She has worked from a young age and isn’t afraid to do so. She is thankful for this opportunity, which will be a great help to her.

She seeks this loan to be able to buy footwear, and thus to continue with her sales, just as she has been doing.

In this group: Silvia, Ruths, Susana, Maria, Cristina, Lourdes, Clara, Juana, Virginia, Angela, Teodora, Reina, Sergia, Nelly*, Zuni*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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