A loan of $2,700 helped a member operating capital.

Creciendo Juntas Group's story

Ana Maria represents the Creciendo Juntas Communal Bank. It is comprised of 13 very active and united members. They demonstrated this in their previous cycle. They had some problems with three members who did not want to pay their obligation. But, their unity and effort maD. them get ahead and pay their loan punctually.

Ana Maria makes and sells homemaD. bread in the door to her house. In the afternoons she sells soft drinks. She has three children, and one is independent. She is married and lives in her own house. The loan is to buy supplies to make a greater quantity of bread to distribute to stores that are close to her home.

The rest of the group sells clothes, cosmetics, baked goods, or food. The competition is strong, but the members have experience and know how to get ahead without thinking about the adversities.

The loan is to buy supplies and tools that will speed up their work. It is also to buy merchandise to increase their earnings, which support their families. They struggle day to day to get them ahead, for a better education, and for better food. Their greatest hope is to be able to grow in their businesses and that they generate greater earnings to improve the quality of life for their families.

In this group: Ana Maria, Margarita, Alejandra Marioly, Elina, Mayra, Sandra, Selena, Nataly, Beatriz, Griselda, Graciela, Maria Gaby, Claudia Paola
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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