A loan of $4,475 helped a member to purchase ingredients for making cheese.

Divino Niño Jesus Group's story

This group, Divino Niño Jesus, is in its 6th loan cycle in the communal banks program, currently has 17 members although only 16 of them are requesting this loan, and is a group characterised by its integrity, responsibility and participation in meetings and training. One noteworthy story is that of Nilda, who is 52 years of age, and makes a living by selling milk and cheese. She gets up early and milks her cows before going out to work as a travelling salesperson. Her family help her to carry out her work. With this work, she is the breadwinner for her entire family. She is requesting this loan to purchase ingredients for making cheese, as she has a lot of orders and wants to be able to satisfy all her customers. 17 woman appear in the photo, as the group has 17 members, but in this case only 16 of them are requesting this loan.

In this group: Norma, Nilda, Catalina, Aurelia, Blanca, Evangelista, Diana, Rumilda, Tomasa, Valentina, Teodora, Maria, Olga, Anselma, Agripina, Miryans

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ben Holdsworth

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