A loan of $4,275 helped a member purchase vegetables, sugar, rice, milk, clothes and various fruit.

La Florida Group's story

Florida Community Bank: the bank has initiated its third cycle with 18 members. The members have different businesses such as the sale of medication, general groceries, condiments, food, clothes, young animals and fruits.

To take the case of Cristina, she is married, aged 30 and has 3 sons. Cristina has a small boutique in her house, which she opens every day with the help of her husband. The loan Cristina will obtain will be invested in buying medicine.

On the other hand, Edilberta is a co-habitee, she is 29 years old and has one son. Edilberta together with her partner have a car which her partner uses to work as a taxi driver. Their loan will be invested in paying for the car's paperwork.

Meanwhile Diana is also a co-habitee, she is aged 24 and has 3 children. Diana has a house with groceries in his house, an activity she undertakes everyday with her husband's help.

The members need different-sized loans such as 300 soles, 600 soles and 900 soles, making a grand total of 12 950 soles from the Community Bank. These loans will be invested in the purchase of vegetables, sugar, rice, milk, clothes, various fruit. The dreams of the members are to finish their studies, equip their businesses, buy land, to open a more profitable business and to build a house respectively.

In this group: Cristina , Concepcion , Dina , Diana Cristina , Erika Marciana , Edilberta , Odilia , Victoria , Antonia , Mercedes Soledad , Flora , Consuelo , Miriam , Yovana , Ada Consuelo , Maria Del Carmen , Carmen Beatriz , Ulianov
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer katy long

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