A loan of $6,925 helped a member to buy costume jewelry, cosmetics, clothing and shoes.

Barahunda Group's story

Maricela is one member of the "Barahunda" communal bank. She is 43 years old and is the single mother of 2 children. She studied up to primary school. She has a small business in her house where she sells clothing for men and women, shoes, costume jewelry and cosmetics.

Marciela has requested this loan to invest it in the purchase of costume jewelry (bracelets, rings and necklaces), cosmetics (nail polish, eye shadow, eye liner, foundation and perfume), clothing (shirts, blouses, shorts, dresses, pants and skirts) and shoes. Maricela hopes to expand her store in the future and provide for the education of her children. Maricela is very pleased that VisionFund and Kiva has brought this program to her community, which allows her to have a higher quality of living.

The other members of the group are: Maria de Lourdes sells perfume. Elia sells furniture. Alicia sells natural products. Victor Luis sells fish. Irais Elvira raises pigs. Elizabeth also raises pigs. Perla rents apartments. Isamar sells costume jewelry and home decorations. Santa sells soft drinks. Martha sells meat.

In this group: Maria De Lourdes, Elia, Alicia, Maricela, Victor Luis, Irais, Elizabeth, Perla, Martha Maria, Santa, Isamar*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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