A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase pants, blouses, shirts, sheets, and comforters.


Jacquline Del Pilar's story

The Progressive Women's Credit Group meets every two weeks in Jipijapa Canton. Jipijapa is also the name of the variety of coffee, with its unmatched flavor, that many local farmers grow. The area is also known for its cuisine and the warmth of the people. Jipijapa is also the home of Señora Jacqueline, 45 years old and the single mother of a 20-year-old university student who lives with her.

Señora Jacqueline has always enjoyed working in order to support her son. She has for many years had a job in a local hardware store, but also has business selling all types of clothing and bedding. Señora Jacqueline spends evenings visiting customers to make sales on credit. Her son helps with the business, making deliveries to customers in the surrounding area, and then returning to collect payment one or two weeks later. Señora Jacqueline has run this business for over 15 years, which she started to earn additional income and improve her situation.

Señora Jacqueline is applying for a loan to purchase pants, blouses, shirts, sheets, and comforters. She's been a member of the Progressive Women's Credit Group for over three years and is pleased with the benefits membership has provided her. Previous loans have allowed her to strengthen her business. She hopes her son will finish his studies and then begin a professional career.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante


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