A loan of $4,000 helped a member buy products.

Voluntad Solidaria Group's story

Voluntad Solidaria Community Bank

The Voluntad Solidaria Community back is comprised of 11 members. Giovanna P. is the president. She is a hard working woman who is devoted to her children. She has a business selling backpack accessories. She started the business with great effort one and a half years ago. She says that we all need to persevere without letting obstacles get in our way.

The treasurer, María M., has been selling beer for 15 years. Through this business she was able to educate her children, and three of them are now professionals. She was also able to construct part of her house. She still dreams of finishing the construction on her house to leave as an inheritance for her children and grandchildren.

Lourdes R. is the secretary of the Community Bank. She sells cosmetics by catalog. With her small income she is able to help at home, although it is never enough.

The members of the community bank have different business like selling food, selling cosmetics, and selling clothes. Some of them make things to get ready for the end of the year celebrations.

They know that the market is very competitive. That is why they will use the loan to buy products. They are all optimists because they are sure that they will obtain greater earnings in their respective businesses.

In this group: Maria Pilar, Maria, Maria Ysabel, Luisa, Gladys Leoncia, Mercedes Luz, Lourdes Haydee, Giovanna Edith , Maria Emperatriz, Gloria Pilar, Zayra Liseth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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