A loan of $5,000 helped a member purchase merchandise such as purses, perfumes, clothing, etc.

Banco Mujer Pacuare Group's story

Fatima is 39 years old, married, and has two children. She lives alone with her children, as she and her husband separated several years ago. One of her children is of legal age and the other is not. She is very hardworking as she needs to ensure the basic needs of her home. She makes a living selling clothing, purses, perfumes, sandals, and other items. She has a lot of customers because she treats them well and payment types she offers. Her income covers the needs of her home, as well as her son's high school education. She has clients from various places, such as neighbors, relatives, teachers, and self-employed people from different institutions of the Limon community. She lives in an urban community. She and the six other members are going to invest in street trading as well as in herbalife nutritional services and the small industry of making bathing suits. This, with the goal of growing their activities, will generate more income and will improve living conditions for the members and their families.

In this group: Fatima, Juana, Villaney, Dixiana, Kembly, Roxana, Hazel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Varney

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