A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy cosmetics to sell.


Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

The group 'Virgen del Carmen' is in its third lending cycle in the framework of the women's committee program. They all vowed to work hard and help each other in order to improve their lot in life. They replied to a questionnaire in order to determine their poverty level, and the results show that two of the seventeen members of the group live below the poverty line. They need to keep working hard in order to get ahead. Ana is a member of the group and scored a one on the poverty scale. The lending institution trained her so that she could sell cosmetics in her neighbourhood in order to contribute to her family's income without having to leave her children, who are very young, alone at home. Ana asks for this loan in order to buy cosmetics to sell and rise to the challenge. She is grateful for this opportunity to grow and feel useful.

In this group: Febronia, Marcelina, Silvia, Liz, Vielva, Maria, Maria, Carolina, Lorenza, Delia, Soledad, Ana, Francisca, Diana, Gilda, Rosalba*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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