A loan of $7,200 helped a member to buy school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, and rulers.

San Jose Group's story

Claudia is 56 years old and lives with her husband. Their three children are already in relationships. For the past two years, Claudia has been managing a stationery shop that is set up in the living room of her house.

Since classes are starting soon, Claudia needs a loan to stock up on school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, and rulers. She will able to meet the needs of parents in her neighborhood who have children in school. The neighborhood where she lives is dangerous. Claudia says that many teenagers and young people do not have work opportunities or other things to keep them busy.

Thanks to a friend, Claudia and her fellow group members learned about the loans from FODEMI. They took advantage of this opportunity by working together and forming a group. As of now, they are on their third loan. They want everyone to know that their payments have been submitted on time. They are grateful for the opportunities that have been given to the poor people who live in this area.

Additional Information: The members of this group live in the same area, which unfortunately is dangerous as a result of street crimes committed by young people. Despite all of this, the members of this Communal Bank engage in integration and recreational sports activities to provide a distraction for children and young people. This prevents them from engaging in activities that threaten the local residents.

Note: In the photo, there are three children who are accompanied by their mothers. Consent was given for them to appear in the photo.

In this group: Martha Beatriz, Silvia Patricia, Maria Deleida, Edica Eliana, Claudia Mercis, Diana Cecilia, Sara Martha, Luis Alfredo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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