A loan of $2,900 helped a member buy rice and sugar to feed her children.

Bara De Oro Group's story

Facundina is a member of the Bara de Oro Communal Bank. Her communal bank is comprised of 12 members who do different activities.

Facundina is 50, single, and has three children. Two of the children live with her. She supports the household by herself. She has a rustic house.

Facundina embroiders purses and sashes for a company. She works for a bakery delivering bread to stores. She does this from four in the morning until seven in the morning. She also works taking care of a garden where there are small animals and flowers, and she receives payment for this. Also, in her free time Facundina washes other people’s clothes.

Her loan will be used to buy rice and sugar to feed her children. Facundina dreams that her last child will become a professional. She also dreams of improving her house.

In this group: Claudia , Cecilia, Rosa , Carmen, Fernandina, Facundina Maxima, Luis Bardel, Romulo Donato, Roger Alar, Noemi, Percy, Cesar

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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