A loan of $6,200 helped a member to buy lotions, creams, dyes, relaxer, hair treatments.


Unidos Venceremos Group's story

Nelly is a single mother. Her daughter is 12 years old and normally attends school.
Nelly is 33 years old and has been in beauty services for a living from a very young age.
She has her beauty shop in a house that she rents in the center of town north of Esmeraldas, in the same house she has lived in for 10 years. She needs this loan to buy accessories like creams, deodorants, dye, relaxers, hair treatments, and extensions.
She wants to grow her business, give work to young people that like hair styling, and buy her own house for her business and to live in with her daughter. The community where she lives is very vulnerable. The people live from agriculture that is difficult to take to market. Nelly is new in the group "Unidos Venceremos" or "United We Overcome" and her companions elected her leader of the group for her work commitment and dedication to the tasks.

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The group is made up of 8 women and 2 men. Four of the members receive $500 and six of them receive $700 since it is their second time taking a loan. Nelly is raising her hand in the photo.

In this group: Luchecia Marcia, Maria Johana, Claro Arcesio, Maria Eugenia, Zoila Gloria, Zobeida Maria, Diana Carolina, Maria Magdalena, Carlos Julio , Nelly Lucia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka



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