A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy raw materials.

Fortaleza Group's story

The Fortaleza (Strength) communal bank meets at the German Busch Focus Center every two weeks. The group president is Geoma Urquizo who has sold shoes with her husband for the past 5 years; they know this business very well. She is asking for 1500 bolivares to buy raw materials.

Geoma and her husband organize themselves to tend to their business and to their family not neglecting either task. Her husband makes the shoes and Geoma sells them on Thursdays and Sundays.

The other group members are in a variety of commercial, production and service activities.

In this group: Geoma, Wiliberto, Adelaida, Cristina, Maria Ines, Enriqueta, Bertha Eliana, Fransisca

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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