A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy cookies, candies, chocolates, and drinks.

Las Violetas Group's story

The communal bank “Las Violetas” is made up of 6 members, each one of them with a different job. Teresa is 47 years old. She is separated, with three children, two of whom are still dependents. For twelve years she has worked in candy sales, working as a mobile vendor. This business has allowed Teresa to take care of some of her household expenses. It is because of this that she is asking for a loan, to keep investing in her business. She will use it to buy sweets such as cookies, candies, chocolates, and drinks. Teresa’s desire is to set up a stand, and in this way not have to be a mobile vendor. The “Las Violetas” group is thankful for the loan that was given, because it has made their progress possible. Teresa is pictured seated on the left, wearing a white shirt and fuchsia jacket.

In this group: Rosita, Edita, Smith Jonathan, Teresa, Maria Rosa, Esperanza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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