A loan of $4,050 helped a member buy rice, sugar, a variety of fruit, oil, meat, small livestock, and cosmetics.


Los Olivos Group's story

The Los Olivos communal bank starts its 4th loan cycle with 21 members who live in the Los Olivos association.
The members have different businesses such as the sale of juices, groceries, cosmetics, food, cheeses, jewelry, root vegetables and small livestock.
For example: Odilia is married, 57 years old and has 8 children. Odilia has a store in her house where she sells basic goods and drinks, which is something she does with the help of her children.
Nuria is single, 47 years old and has 4 children. Nuria has a convenience store in her house where she sells basic goods and in addition, at night sells salchipapas (fast-food dish of fried hot dogs and french fries) from the store. Nuria also sells juices in the central market with the help of her daughter.
The members need different loan amounts from the communal bank. Their loans will be used to buy rice, sugar, a variety of fruit, oil, meat, small livestock and cosmetics.
The members dreams are to improve their businesses and that their children finish their schooling and have stable businesses.

In this group: Nuria Estela, Odilia, Teodosia, Miriam , Ethid , Gloria , Llesy Lis, Clunia Venita, Clara Virginia, Nelly , Hilda , Aurora , Yoby , Edith Sherly , Teresa , Nelly , Juan Luis , Eber , Natalia , Marlon Antonio, Jorge Luis

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Puglisi



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