A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy groceries (oil, rice, noodles, flour).

Los Luceros Group's story

Maria Lenny J. – She is the president of this community bank. She was elected due to her positive attituD. and because she is very hardworking. She lives in Balcón II KM.9, in the city of Santa Cruz, with her husband, Mr. Gonzalo García, and their two children.

Her primary activity is selling groceries out of her home. As a siD. business, she also operates a telephone center (where people can go to make phone calls). Her husband, Mr. Gonzalo, has worked as a driver for 5 years.

Rosa M. – She is the treasurer of this community bank. She is married with one child. They live in a house with an “anticrético” contract, in which they paid the landlord a fixed sum when they moved in, in lieu of monthly rent. She sells clothing in a weekend market. Her husband, Mr. Edgar Palcios, is a locksmith with over three years of experience. They are saving up to buy a stand in the Barrio Lindo market.

Clara R. – Another member of this community bank, Ms. Clara lives with her husband. Mr. Francisco J. and their two children. She sells food as her primary line of business, and receives a secondary stream of income from selling homemaD. bread. She runs both these enterprises out of her home.

In this group: Margoth Angelica, Maria Leny, Elvis Ivan, Cinthia Lorena, Rosa Gisleny, Ronald Rivert, Clara, Lisbeth*, Cledicia, Miguelina, Ines Pamela, Virginia, Leidy, Escarli Wendy, Daniela *, Edgar
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Zev Lowe

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