A loan of $3,175 helped a member operating capital.


Las Comadritas Group's story

The community bank "Las Comadritas" is represented by Marcela Amparo, and has 11 members, 10 of which are women and only one man. This bank is characterized by its very hardworking and united group. Mrs. Marcela Amparo is marrried. Her husband's name is Juan, and together they have a hardware store as an economic activity. They have son who is now independent. Mrs. Marcela Amparo works selling clothes and appliances as her own business to help with some expenses of the household. She wants the loan to buy merchandise that will help to increase her income to be able to help even more with the household expenses. The rest of the group works in different activities, such as selling food in fixed places in well known areas of the downtown of the city. Another member works in breeding and selling pigs, and the rest of the members work selling groceries in markets and neighborhood stores. The group in general has a lot of experience in the businesses they have and this is the reason why they don't think the competition will be a factor that will impeD. them from generating income. This loan will be used as operating capital for the purchase of merchandise, materials and tools that will simplify the work and help to generate a better income for the support of their families. In regards to the experience, the members are finishing their first cycle with the institution. However, they already have experience in support groups thanks to loans in institutions similar to the Agrocapital foundation, which offers them economic support to grow and improve their businesses.

In this group: Marcela Amparo, Paula, Maria Esther, Daysi, Elena Rita, Ana Maria, Gonzalo*, Fortunata, Ana Maria, Teresa, Griselda
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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