A loan of $2,525 helped a member buy products.


Luz De La Esperanza Group's story

Luz D. Esperanza Community Bank

The Luz D. Esperanza Community Bank is represented by its president, Lorry S.. They are in their ninth loan cycle, and they have demonstrated punctuality and responsibility. This group has different activities related to sales like food sales, sewing, and handicrafts.

Lorry had a “cevicheria” (a restaurant specializing in ceviche and other seafood dishes), which gave her many benefits. Sadly, she had to close the business for health reasons, which impeded her mobility. She then started a business which allowed her to manage it at home. She could study some courses on cosmetology and nursing. This allowed her to support her children. She separated from her husband several years ago.

Now she has a good customer base that she tends to every month. She also sells hair care products.

The benefits she has gotten have been to improve the infrastructure of her house and to keep paying for her children’s education.

The loan given to her and the other members is to buy supplies for the different businesses that each one of them has. That way they can give their families the necessities of life.

In this group: Esperanza, Lorry Rosa, Yolanda Marlene, Elsa, Yenny, Jesus Angel, Norma Luz, Nelly, Milagros Carmen, Oscar
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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