A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy cosmetics on sale.


Destacadas Group's story

The Destacadas village bank has eight members, seven women and one man. The president of the group is América, who in the photo is wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans. She is 24 years old and has a 9-year-old son. She sells cosmetics by catalog and promotes beauty products. She sells door to door, visiting homes, public and private organizations, and different neighborhoods with her products. This is her first loan cycle with the institution. América will use this loan to buy cosmetics on sale so she can stock her business. She is requesting the loan to have a variety of products to meet her customers’ needs. América faces challenges in her business, such as serving her customers efficiently, and she will use her profits to improve her family’s quality of life, since this is her only source of income and the only way she can support herself.

In this group: Eisa, America Jean Carla, Ana Maria, Carmelo, Juana, Jenny, Susana, Araceli

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg



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