A loan of $6,525 helped a member to buy supplies such as threads, material, elastic, lace and more.

Banco Mujer Por Fe Group's story

Celia is one of the members of the "Mujer Por Fe" communal bank. She is 62 years old, married and has nine children, all of whom are now adults. Celia lives with her husband, who is 67 years old and works as a farm labourer. In spite of their ages, the couple continues to work very hard in order to get ahead and improve their living conditions. Another member of the family is Celia's father, who is much older and whom Celia looks after so that he can have a dignified old age with a lot of love. Celia also has one sister in her care, as she is disabled. With incomparable strength and vitality, every day Celia looks after her family early in the morning so that she can work as a seamstress the rest of the day. Celia makes bed clothes, curtains, bathroom mats and more. And if this weren't enough, Celia also sells homemade bread, which sells very well in the community. Celia does all this to create savings for her and her husband for when they can no longer work. She also wants to be able to help her children when they need it. This is Celia's third loan and she will use it to buy supplies such as threads, material, elastic, lace and more. Her previous loans helped Celia to have better equipment.

Besides Celia, there are eight other members in this group who will invest in small businesses and farming.

In this group: Yensy , Doris , Tania , Lilliana , Yessenia , Lilliana , Nuvia , Alba Iris , Celia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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