A loan of $2,000 helped a member to increase working capital.

Kory Chuymas Group's story

The community bank KORY CHUYMAS is maD. up of 10 clients, 7 women and 3 men. The majority of the members belong to Villa Salome region, which is located near the ENTEL telecommunications antennas and the line 304 minibus stop. The members sell food, clothing, and books, and make steel hangers. They conducted trainings in four meetings and they had 100% attendance at all of the meetings.

Sra. Maria is currently the leader and has taken charge as the president of the bank. She sells books from the LEXUS line, and clothing from the catalog TORVELLINO. She has been in this business for five years. The loan will be used for the investment in her small business called SIMA LIBROS (Sima Books). Her office is in her home, but her goal is to rent an office in a commercial location. She is married to Sr. Simon, who works in the COFAR laboratory. She has 4 children who depend on her. In her community bank, she stands out as a very responsible person. Since the beginning of the trainings, she has been offering her support to all of her colleagues, and has been coordinating the structure of the bank.

The member Sra. Josefina is the bank's treasurer. She sells food, soft drinks and sandwiches. Her kiosk is in the San Luis complex. She has been doing this work for 18 years, but in her kiosk for three years. The loan will be used for the purchase of wholesale supplies for the sale of food. She is married to Sr. Edgar who works as an independent electrician. They have 6 children, 3 of which depend on her. She is one of the representatives of the community bank who has been elected for her post due to her experience and her responsibility with the loans.

The active and dynamic Sra. Cleofe was elected as secretary and is responsible for the drafting and coordination of the structure of the bank. She sells children's clothing by catalog, as well as Colombian lingerie, and ESIKA beauty products, in the Villa Copacabana region. The loan will be used to order a variety of the Colombian lingerie and cosmetics, for the best service for her customers. She is single, 27 years old, and does not have any children.

All of the members are grateful for Emprender and Kiva for the confidence offered in the granting of the loan.

In this group: Maria Elena, Josefina , Marina, Ana Maria, Jose Luis, Cleofe, Adalit Valentin , Maria Elena , Paulina , Alberto

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy McGinty

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