A loan of $3,925 helped a member buy more bulk merchandise to retail.


Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

The Maria Auxiliadora group is maD. up of eleven women and two men who live in the Villa Mexico neighborhood of Cochabamba. The group members have limited resources and work hard to repay their loans.



The group members are mostly ambulatory vendors, with the exception of RuD. and Ines, who sell clothing and underwear, Maria Elena, who is a seamstress, Amalia, who sells crystal dishes, and Omar, who drives a bus. About half of the group has around five years of experience, and the other half has more than 10 years of experience. Clara Julia has been working as a vendor for 35 years!


Most of the group plans to spend their loan to buy more wares to sell. This is the group's fourth loan cycle. Their previous three loans were repaid without problems.

In this group: Ines, Wilberth, Petronila, Eliana, Patricia, Natalia*, Gregoria Fidelia, Rude*, Omar Demetrio, Maria Elena, Clara Julia, Amalia
*not pictured


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details