A loan of $4,700 helped a member buy merchandise.


Gaviotas Group's story

Nancy M. is a member of the Gaviotas Community Bank, which is part of the Juan Pablo Community Center. She has belonged to the group for four years. Nancy used to sell automobile oil, but with the passing of time this business did not generate enough income. She decided to change businesses. She now has a grocery store. She sells rice, noodles, and flour. She needs a loan to have more merchandise for her store. Like Nancy, the other members of Gaviotas have their own businesses like selling clothes, stuffed animals, and food. They need the loan to be able to buy merchandise (mantillas, underwear, rice, and noodles).

In this group: Luz Maria*, Alicia, Nancy, Gregoria, Felicidad, Felicidad, Ana Maria, Guillermina, Wilma, Silvana Luz Maria, Monica Lourdes, Angelica, Andrea
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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