A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy food to sell.


Cristo Vive Group's story

Benita B. is a very young mother of one child. She is only 21 years old and has a son of 4 years. At this point she is living in extreme poverty and is also a single mother. She is requesting her second loan with Esperanza International (Kiva's Field Partner) and has a small business selling sweets in her neighborhood. Before her first loan, she had no steady income and needed a lot of help just to feed her child. She has experienced a little success with her first loan and feels that with this second loan she could really increase her business. For the first time in her life, she feels like she has something of her own and has a way to provide for her child. She is a very loving mother and much more mature than her years tell. She wants nothing more than a good life for her child, and wants someday to have her own house for her and her child. She is on the right path, and this next loan will help her take the next step!

In this group: Benita, Francois, Maria, Edith, Jislene, Miline, Liline, Anne, Loude, Lomilia
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