A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy raw materials and animals.

Banco Mujer Bulwak Group's story

Kathia is a 33 year old woman who is single and the mother of 4 children. She lives with her children and her mother. She is one of the members of the Banco Mujer Bulwak. She has belonged to this group for several yeas and they have received several loans from the Fundación Mujer. She is a single mother and head of household. This woman is very hardworking and works in farming and livestock. She raises pigs, chickens, and sells eggs. She also has a farm called Dila, where she grows organic cacao. She also works as a secretary in an indigenous women's association. She does all of this to be able to get her family ahead and meet their needs, as well as educate her children.

The loans have been a very important tool for her business. It has been what has allowed her to grow her micro-enterprise. She is going to invest in buying raw materials and a biodigester to help with the cooking gas and contribute to the environment.

With Kathia, there are 7 more members who are going to invest in farming and livestock activities, such as raising chickens and pigs, growing plantains, and one will invest in a cottage industry. They show a lot of interest and gratitude towards the Fundación. With it, they see an opportunity to grow their businesses with the loans and thus improve their and their families' quality of life.

In this group: Kathia, Nubia, Lina, Gaudi, Enidia, Nirian, Yury, Delfina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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