A loan of $7,875 helped a member to buy foods like a quintal of rice, cheese, sausages, beef, chicken, etc.


Las Acacias Group's story

Junín canton is a sugar cane producer, an important sector of the area's economy. Artisan products made from sugar cane and liquor known as
“Currincho” are made in the area. This group is made up of 12 women and 1 man.

It's president is Angélica who is 37 years old. She is in a common-law relationship and from it she has three children. The oldest is independent, the ten year old goes to school and the youngest is two years old.

Angélica continues with her profession as a chef and has a small eatery. Her space is rented and is located in the city center. Here she prepares her delicious dishes working every day from 7 am until 8 pm or later. She makes traditional breakfast like carne punzadas, baked pork, baked tuna, dumplings, etc. She works with three assistants who cook and serve. She is requested to prepare foods for social occasions like weddings, baptisms, etc. and occasionally to serve the food.

With this new loan she will buy food like rice by the quintal, cheese, sausages, beef, chicken, etc. Her dream is to have her own shop and continue with her business which is what she enjoys doing.

The attached photo is of a member who arrived late.

In this group: Clara Edita, Sindy Del Rocio, Angelica Johanna, Yesica Paola, Carol Esmirna, Placida Trinidad, Maria Auxiliadora, Miriam Monserrate, Josenka Liabeth, Andrea Stefania, Carlos Lonidas, Yanica Dolores, Karen Stefania

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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