A loan of $1,500 helped a member purchase supplies.

Santa Rosa De Yanacoto Group's story

Marlene Cristina E. P. decided to work so she could help her husband. He did not like the idea at first, but in time began to support her. This is how she got started as an assistant in a high school kiosk. Doing this allowed her to cover the household bills and save a bit of money that she used to start selling cosmetics on her own. At first, she was not earning much but then she began to get some customers and the orders kept coming in. This is when she realized that she needed more capital than she had in order to serve her customers, which is why she decided to take out a loan with “EDAPROSPO – PROSPERIDAD” and become a member of the communal bank “Santa Rosa D. Yanacoto.” Right now, there are ten members working on their small-businesses.

During the three and a half years she has been working with EDAPROSPO – PROSPERIDAD, she has been able to increase her income. In additiojn, both of her children are studying in a private school and they have a better overall quality of life than they used to have. She feels that daring to start her own business has been worthwhile because she would not have maD. the progress she has maD. without it.

In this group: Cristina Marlene, Rosario Carmen, Angelica, Bonifacia Gregoria, Blanca Gladys, Ronald*, Benito Oswaldo, Pamela Del Rosario, Margarita, Helen Minerva*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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