A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy seasonal fruit to sell.

Ita Yvate Group's story

The Ita Yvate group is in its sixth cycle of the communal bank programme. They are carrying out a survey into eliminating poverty and want to use it to find out what each of them is like so as to be able to work and improve their income. One of the members is Rosana, who sells various seasonal fruits. She is a very hardworking and enterprising person who, with determination and sacrifice, is struggling to get by and give her family everything she could not have. Her ambition is to have a big and well-stocked stall and to improve her living conditions. She is applying for this loan to invest in the purchase of seasonal fruits, which will enable her to keep her business going and improve her income.

In this group: Rosana, Zulma, Zully, Sotera, Porfiria, Fermina, Roberta, Lilian, Nilsa, Maria, Isabel, Laura, Yanina, Dorys, Ramona

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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