A loan of $2,050 helped a member increase working capital.

Wiphala Group's story

The Whipala Village Bank is in its first cycle and is maD. up of 8 members, 6 women and 2 men. All the members live in the Villa San Antonio area which is close to the Emprender office. They sell various products like American clothing, cosmetics, clothing, as well as others who work in sewing or as drivers. This is their first cycle and they have high expectations in working with our institution.

Maria is one of the group representative and stood out as a very responsible and active person during the training period. She is now group president. She has lived in Villa San Antonion in a small rented home with 3 rooms and a small kitchen for the past 8 years. She lives with her husband Franz and their 3 children. She is an artisan who makes tablecloths out of soft fabrics and macrame; she also does interior decorating. She will use the loan to increase her capital and better equip her workshop to expand her business. One of her goals is to help her children to progress and she always makes sure that they have everything they need; she hopes in the future they can achieve their dreams like she has achieved hers.

Abraham is also a new group member who stood out for being very responsible which is how he became group treasurer. He has worked as a taxi driver for the past 20 years; he lives in his parents' home in Villa San Antonio with his wife Marcela and their 3 school-aged children. He will use the money to buy a replacement part that his car needs. His goal is to buy his own home which is why he and his wife work very hard; she sells cosmetics and jewelry through a catalogue to help cover their household expenses.

Maria worked with our institution 6 years ago but had to leave for various travels; now she is the group secretary. She sells cosmetics through catalogues, sells other products as requested by her customers, and works as a school secretary in the mornings. She will use the money to increase her capital and buy more products to sell in various places. She is married and lives with her husband with whom she has 4 children who are all adults. Her goal is to progress, have her own home, and continue investing in her business to grow it.

All the group members are very responsible and hard-working and are grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the support they are receiving through these loans.

In this group: Maria Concepcion, Abraham, Jose Luis, Rosario , Soraya, Ana Rosa , Maria, Eloiza

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall

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