A loan of $4,775 helped a member increase operating capital & purchase merchandise.


Las Delicias Group's story

Bank of Entrepreneurship: LAS DELICIAS


This bank was established on August 03, 2009 as an initiative by a group of women entrepreneurs to develop their small businesses. The group is on its 2nd loan cycle and consists of 16 members. Their businesses offer the following products and services: jewelry, food, sewing and tailoring, cosmetics, medicines, refreshments (such as mocochinchi), ice cream, baked goods, hand-painted fabrics, and other activities that require access to quick credit. The members are satisfied with the work of Emprender because they have learned how to save and handle more responsibility. As a group, they respect one another and enjoy the time they share when they meet every two weeks.


Sra. Elda M. is the group president and new to this position. She sells bread and is planning to also sell jewelry. She takes care of her children and is a very friendly and dynamic person. Sra. Elda has also demonstrated that she is an accomplished and responsible leader, since she has met all of her loan commitments.


Sra. Juanita G. is the group treasurer and a long-time member. In addition to selling jewelry and animals, she also handles the chores at homes. With the income she earns, she is able to support her family. Sra. Juanita is considered one of the most respected and accomplished members of the group.


Sra. Marcela T. is the group secretary. She makes hand-painted fabrics used for tablecloths, napkins, and T-shirts. She is 18 years old and is still studying and perfecting her painting techniques. Sra. Marcela has 3 years experience with her business. She works 5 hours a day, Monday through Saturday. Her job is primarily to meet the people who visit her shop to place their orders.

In this group: Wilma, Marlene, Nemecia, Rosa Ingrid, Marcela, Soledad, Victoria , Rosalia, Juanita, Bernardina , Doris, Elda, Margarita Lindaura, Eusebia, Andrea Edilzen, Dabeiba

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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