A loan of $3,150 helped a member purchase clothing, herbal remedies, meat, condiments, vegetables, eggs, flour and other necessary items.

Padre Damian Group's story

This group was formed by Josefina V. who lives in the Bº Padre Damian Pte Franco neighborhood. Josefina contacted her friends and neighbors to form the group. This woman is much loved by her neighbors because she is active and responsible in her neighborhood.

Josefina lives with her partner Albino O. and they have five children. Josefina dedicates herself to selling quick meals and also has a small grocery store. This work allows her to generate a good income for her family. The remaining members of the group dedicate themselves to various activities such as selling fruits, vegetables, linens and condiments.

1.Gladys Zunilda O. - Grocery store
2. Josefina V. - Sale of herbal remedies
3. Gladys G. - Grocery store
4. Mirian B. - Sale of vegetables
5. Ramona B. - Sale of linens
6. Catalina E. - Sale of used clothing
7. Amelia Ensina - Sale of clothing
8. Delmira Sachez - Sale of garlic
9. Dominga de G. - Sale of under garments
10. María Nuñez - Sale of eggs
11. Norma M. - Sale of food
12. Perla de R. - Sale of drinks
13. Gloria R.: Sale of "Pancho"
14. Demetria P. - Sale of vegetables
15. Balbina T. - Sale of chicken
16. Blanca B. - Sale of hamburgers
17. Trifina A. - Grocery store
18. Liz V. - Sale of clothing
19. Aida G. - Sale of clothing
20. Susana P. - Sale of clothing
21. Bernarda B. - Sale of herbal remedies.

This group is characterized by being responsible. The group is named "Father Damian" to represent the hardworking members.

In this group: Gladys, Josefina, Gladys, Mirian, Ramona*, Catalina, Amelia, Delmira, Dominga, Maria, Norma, Perla, Gloria, Demetria, Balbina, Blanca, Trifina, Liz, Aida, Susana, Bernarda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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