A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy clothing, perfume and items from catalogs for the home.

Banco Mujer Las Hijas De Dios Group's story

"Banco Mujer Las Hijas de Dios" is the name that the 9 members of the group chose for their group. They identify with the name and feel proud to have adopted it. They keep the Golden Rule in mind and they are convinced that their group conforms to the principles of a Woman's Bank as they all have the same objectives as well as sharing dreams and goals. They will invest the loan in commercial and farming activities.

The leader of the group is Maríanela, a native of Nicaragua who has been living in Costa Rica for more than 20 years. She lives with her partner and her 3 children. All of them study, two in Secondary school and one in Primary school. She is a hard-working woman who has made an effort to get ahead and improve their living conditions. She is a salesperson with lots of experience selling clothing, perfumes and catalog products.

She will invest the loan in buying more merchandise in order to fill all the requests she has from her clients. She has not filled them as she doesn't have enough money to do so. This will permit her to expand her portfolio of clients and increase her income through her sales.

Maríanela with her enthusiasm and desire to work knows that this loan will be a great help to her and her family. It will allow her to get closer to accomplishing her dreams, which are to see her children complete their studies and to improve the conditions of her house.

In this group: Marianela, Sonia , Tania , Gabriela , Rosa Maria , Yansy , Yamileth , Maria , Maria Elena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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