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A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, vegetables, gas, wool, dye and bread.

Mi Progreso De San Jose Group's story

The Community Bank "Mi Progreso D. San Jose" (My St. Joseph's Progress) starts its third cycle with 16 members.

The members have different business activities such as the sale of crafts, vegetables, bread, wool, groceries, food, small animals and transportation.

Such is the case of Juana, who is married, 50 years old and has five children, Juana sells vegetables in the market Nery Garcia, activity that she does every day; Juana needs a loan of 300 soles to invest in buying vegetables.

On the other hand, Yuly has a partner, is 30 years old and has 1 child, Yuly sells "mazamorras" (a Peruvian pudding) from home, activity that she does every day; Yuly needs a loan of 600 soles that will be invested in buying sugar and gas.

The members need different amounts of loans such as 300, 450, 600 and 1050 soles making a total of 8,550 soles in loans at the Community Bank.

Their loans will be invested in buying rice, sugar, vegetables, gas, wool, dye and bread.

The members' dreams are that their children become professionals, improve their businesses and have a house of their own.

In this group: Juana , Yuly Yobana , Vidalina, Maximina, Ursula, Nancy Nelly , Katy , Reyna, Adrian , Esther , Adelaida, Rosmery, Roberta , Flora Reyna, Vilma , Angel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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