A loan helped a member to buy merchandise like oil, rice, sugar, and other products, and to be able to earn more income.


Los Juveniles Group's story

Erma's the president of the Los Juveniles communal bank, made up of six members. It's a hardworking, responsible, and supportive group. The communal bank is represented by the board of directors: president, treasurer, and secretary, as can be seen in the photograph.

Erma has been working for three years preparing and selling food like "juanes" [rice and meat wrapped in banana leaf], fried rice, roast chicken, and other traditional dishes of the area. Her biggest challenge is to continue growing and offering quality customer service.

Erma is requesting this loan because she wants to buy merchandise, various products for making food like oil, rice, sugar, and other products, and to be able to earn more income.

Erma, 32, has two little girls, just 7 and 3 years old. Her biggest dream is to be able to build her house and improve her family's quality of life, as well as to start setting up to have her own restaurant and be recognized for the quality of food she offers.

In this group: Darleni, Luz, Flor Maria, Juana, Trinquier, Erma

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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