A loan helped a member to buy ingredients such as meat and yuca.


Cot-Cielo Group's story

Daniela is 29 years old, lives with her partner, and has two children and a small baby. Daniela (wearing a lilac blouse and holding a baby in her arms) and her family live in the town of Cotoca, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in a family home where they share the cost of basic services.

Daniela is an enterprising woman who decided to start her own business selling traditional food. All this led her to lead a community banking group so that they could request loans and prosper in their businesses, which include sales of fast food, handicrafts and cosmetics, and electronics repair.

Daniela sells traditional food such as anticuchos, which are skewers made of meat and grilled golden yucca. She sells them from Monday to Saturday by traveling to different places where a lot of people pass by. Her Sundays are devoted to her family. Her dream is to sell from an established location.

Daniela wants to buy ingredients such as meat and yuca to increase the products she offers and improve her sales. This is the first loan cycle in the institution in three years for this business. It is for these reasons that Ana is requesting a loan to buy meat and yuca to increase the products she offers and generate better income for her family.

In this group: Daniela , Eva , Juana , Angela , Andrea , Luz Marina , Gabriela , Ninfa Candelaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson.


This loan is special because:

It allows financially marginalized people to access loans and training through communal banks.



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