A loan of $2,500 helped a member working capital.

Las Poderosas Group's story

Las PodeR. ('The Powerful Ones') community bank is represented by Carmen Cecilia and is made up of twelve members. Some members sell products such as sweets, phone cards, cosmetics, and home appliances, and others provide services such as those of a courier, secretary, and welder (specializing in gas metal arc welding). Competition in the commercial sector is a struggle every day but the group members know how to get through it thanks to their experience and progress.

The loan will be used to buy supplies, materials, and tools that will help improve the members' incomes, providing their families with a better quality of life. The majority of the group members don't have experience working in solidarity groups but know how to work in order to fulfill their obligations with responsibility and honesty.

In this group: Maria Cecilia, Lidia Maria, Jesus Fabiola, Patricia, Kathia, Rosa Maria, Maria Angelica, Laura, Jose, Gringa Eliane, Virginia, Jovito
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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