A loan of $3,825 helped a member to purchase apples, oranges, pineapples, bananas, and other fruits.


Nuestra Señora De La Asuncion Group's story

The group called “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción” is in its 5th cycle of the Women’s Communal Bank Program, where everyone works and helps one another to move forward. They are completing the Elimination of Poverty Survey that enables them to continue improving their lives by providing them with training.

Salustiana is one of these women. She sells various and seasonal fruits on foot. She is a very unselfish woman who fights for her family, as she wants to give them everything that they were not able to have, so that they will not need anything. She starts her day very early and she works very late.

She is requesting this loan in order to purchase seasonal fruit such as apples, oranges, pineapples, bananas, and others. This will help her to implement her business plan, which will help her to improve her earnings.

In this group: Liz, Mirian, Aida, Maria, Maria, Salustiana, Luz, Teresa, Norma, Maria, Rosalina, Karina, Graciela, Mariela, Lucia, Marina, Esmilce, Nancy, Julia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan



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