A loan of $2,175 helped a member buy merchandise like rice, sugar, milk and others to supply his customers and build their loyalty.


Cristo Salvador Group's story

Miguel Ángel R. is one of the members of the "Cristo Salvador" Village Bank. He is 35 and single. His house is located in Horacio Zevallos, Ate district, Lima department. He worked for 11 years as a laborer for the “CONCISA” business, which is a service of Sedapal (and independent water and drain service).

Because he retired from the business, he decided to use his savings to invest in a business in his house to help his parents. That is how he was able to open a store named “Mike:” He has been supplying his customers with basic needs products, gas and other items, for seven years. Because of this, he has been able, until now, to improve his home and take care of his parents.

He has worked with EDAPROSPO-Prosperidad for six years. He currently is president of the Cristo Salvador Community Bank, which is maD. up of 11 members. They work at diverse activities like traD. and services. His recent loan will be used to buy merchandise like rice, sugar, milk, and others. This is to supply his customers and build their loyalty.

In the future he wants to be able to make his business grow and convert it into a mini market. He would also like to have a pharmacy.

In this group: Jesus Gavina, Maria Teresa, Cecilia Felicita, Fulgencia *, Teofilo Antonio*, Cesilia Basilia, Aleyda Mishel, Miguel Angel, Carmen Luz, Ita Melva, Maria Felicita
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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