A loan of $1,975 helped a member buy merchandise.


Guembe Group's story

The Guembe Communal Bank is comprised of nine members. There are eight women and one man. They are originally from different places in Bolivia like Montero, Santiestevan, Santa Cruz, Warnes, Chuquisaca, and Oropeza. Gleidy is the president of the Guembe Communal Bank. She is single, and she is a student. She sells cosmetics by catalog. She is studying for a technical career. She has a lot of desire to improve herself. She lives alone and supports herself. She is very hard-working, responsible, and supportive of her siblings. She gives them some money every month for their expenses. She will use the loan to buy merchandise on promotion. Later, she will be able to sell it for the original price. All of the members live in Zona km 9 in the Cambao neighborhood. For several years they all have had businesses in the sheltered area near the most populous market in Santa Cruz. Three of the members have their own stalls, and some members are street vendors. All of the women are mothers. Most of them are in common law marriages, some are single, and some hope for a new family. They dream of continuing to grow with the loans from Emprender. They have goals and dreams that they are confident they will fulfill. Some of these are having their own house, their own stall, having a business vehicle, and traveling to see their families who are far away. All of the members are grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the trust shown in granting the loan.

In this group: Gleidy Denise, Revodia, Veronica, Lisandro , Aracely Patricia, Isabel , Elizabeth, Julia, Mary Mariela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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