A loan of $2,775 helped a member purchase of an awning to protect her products.

Oscar Bonilla Group's story

The members of Oscar Bonilla Village Bank are from the city of Linares, an important urban center in the Maule region of central Chile. “Oscar Bonilla” refers to the neighborhood within Linares that the members are from. Maule is a major wine-producing region, and wine is one of the region’s most important exports. Despite the hard-working men and women in the region, Maule continues to be one of the poorest areas of Chile.

The members of this village bank work in various different independent businesses, such as hairstyling, grocery shops, decorative arts and crafts, and the manufacturing and sale of clothing.

Amanda, a member of Oscar Bonilla Village Bank, is pictured in the first row of the photo, towards the left and wearing green. She is a retired arts teacher, and she currently gives a number of specific artisan courses on distinct techniques, such as Bauer style painting, working with clay, wood working, and macramé (decorative knotting).

Amanda plans to invest the loan in the purchase of an awning, which she can use to cover all of her materials to able to present her work more professionally. Her hope is to also have more space from which she can sell her products. For Amanda, Fondo Esperanza has helped her to support and maintain a better quality of life. The rest of the members of this village bank plan to invest their loan in supplies and merchandise, so they can continue growing their businesses and reaching their goals.

In this group: Rosa , Nelly , Bélgica , Marta Rebolledo, María Dorotea , Álvaro , Claudina , Amanda , Karen , María Mónica, Constanza , Eliana , Teresita , María José , Ana , Vania

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