Total loan: $5,825

Igualdad Group

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Cañete, Bío Bío Region, Chile / Retail

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A loan helped to buy smoked meat, toilet paper, candy, vegetables, drinks for her grocery store.

Igualdad Group's story

Erica, who is seated second from left to right, hair with bangs and crossed hands, belongs to the Igualdad de Cañete community bank. In this community bank, the members have various businesses such as tailoring, selling used and new clothing, selling perfumes, children's clothing, makeup, selling on foot, selling vegetables. Erica has a grocery business where she has for sale fries, drinks, vegetables, toilet paper, dairy products, smoked meats, candies. The business that she now has she's had for a year but she has been a vendor all her life. Unfortunately, due to lack of money, she had to close her last business and thus she had to work where she could. Such is the case that she had to work as a bus assistant with which she saved a great amount and was again able to position herself and open her business which has been gradually adding more things to sell. For this, she will take the loan she is requesting to be able to buy more items for her grocery store and thus be able to have more things for her neighborhood. She is very happy and knows that her business will go well having the money to be able to buy what she lacks. She will begin to save more for whatever emergency that arises. Erica comments that to be able to work alongside Fondo Esperanza has been a very enriching experience. Besides helping her economically, she has learned to value herself as a person and as a woman and this has made her a very happy woman.