A loan of $3,100 helped a member purchase merchandise.

Esmeralda Group's story

The Esmeralda Communal Bank has been working with our Institution since 2007. In all the time it has managed to establish itself as a group, this Communal Bank has become known for its members who are primarily engaged in selling bread, skewered meats, coffee, or operating retail shops.

Sra. Esther is one of the founders and holds the position of President. She produces and sells bread. Esther has a family consisting of four members. With her loan she plans to buy flour, sugar, and yeast so that she can diversify her production and increase her earnings. As a result, she will be able to improve her quality of life.

Sra. Mirna is a long-time member who is married and has small children. She serves as the Secretary. With her loan she plans to buy different products for her store so that she can take advantage of the Carnival festivities to generate more sales.

Sra. Maria is the Treasurer of the Bank. Her principal business activity is managing a neighborhood store located in her home. With her loan she plans to buy canned goods, candy, and cookies in bulk so that she can increase her inventory and improve the income for herself and her family.

All of the members are responsible, dynamic, and hardworking people who support their families, and in most cases, must do so by themselves. They desire to improve the quality of life for their families and are grateful to Emprender and Kiva for trusting them by providing this loan.

NOTE: The son of one of the members also appears in the photograph.

In this group: Esther Betty, Mirna Antonia, Lourdes Elizabeth, Maria Mirna, Antonia Monica, Miriam Monica , Maria Antonieta, Isabel , Liliana , Ximena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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