A loan of $4,425 helped a member to buy flour, butter, eggs and milk.


Filadelfia Group's story

This is the Communal bank "Philadelphia" made up of six responsible women workers, who use their businesses to try to improve their situation each day. Alexandra, 34, is married and has three children of school age. Following in the footsteps of her mother, who also worked in the same line of business, Alexandra decided to start her own business, selling fast-food such as fried chicken wings, hamburgers and cakes. She feels proud because thanks to her hard work, she can provide support with the household expenses. Her greatest desire is to set up a grocery store because she thinks this will earn her bigger profits. She will use the loan to buy flour, butter, eggs and milk. The group "Philadelphia" appreciate the help provided. Alexandra is at the back, second from the left, wearing a green polo.

In this group: Gladis Elisa, Ana Patricia, Giovanna Elizabeth, Alexandra Margarita, Juana Lourdes, Norma Margot
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker



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