A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy supplies and utensils for her business.

Mujeres Buscando Un Futuro Group's story

Irma, a mother of five children who are 30, 28, 22, 15 and 8 years old, has been working selling food for eight years now. This borrower, from the Mujeres Buscando Un Futuro (Women Seeking a Future) Group, lives with her five children and a sister. She is not the only source of support for her family now that the older children help her with household expenses.

She sells food every day and says she feels very proud of what she does. She works at this because it is in the family, since her mother also sold food. She intends to invest the money from the loan in the purchase of supplies to prepare the food and in new utensils for her stand. This mother's dream is to have more than one vendor stand.

She feels happy to belong to the group and receive the trust of the other members. She has only words of gratitude for the foreign lenders like KIVA and she wishes them the best of luck in their work.

In this group: Maria Petronila, Consuelo, Cadith, Maria Angelica, Edith Bertha, Gloria, Irma Josefina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Paulson

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