A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy summer clothing to sell.


San Jose Group's story

San Jose is in the third cycle of the women’s communal bank program. All the women in the program hope to be able to help their families. Through the program, they hope to be able to do better and to help their families and loved ones. The women also form part of the program to eliminate poverty. Mrs. Vilma showed a level of poverty within level one in her survey, which means she has low income and has to work hard.

Mrs. Vilma is trying to improve her means of work which consists of selling various clothing. She sells it herself as a street vendor. This work provides the income to give her family a better future.

Mrs. Vilma is requesting this loan to be able to buy clothing, especially summer clothing, so she will be able to have more stock and continue her sales.

In this group: Vilma, Laura, Eva, Fabiola, Teodolina, Mercedes, Matilde, Lorena, Lorenza, Maria, Sotera, Rosana, Justina, Leonarda, Maria, Mercedes*, Catalina, Cristiani
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg



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