A loan of $3,000 helped a member purchase plates, glasses, disposable spoons, potatoes, and rice.

Emprendedoras Del Valle Triunfo Group's story

“Emprendedoras del Valle Triunfo” (Entrepreneurs of Triumphant Valley) is a Communal Bank that consists of 11 enthusiastic and enterprising members. They are involved in different business activities in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors and have been working with EDAPROSPO-Prosperidad for four months.

Raquel María was elected to the position of President. She is 24 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children, ages 4 and 6. For the past two years she has been selling foods door-to-door such as stuffed potatoes, chicken soup, ceviche, and “mazamorra” (corn porridge). Raquel started this because mainly because she enjoys working and is not the type of person who likes staying at home. She feels that she has to be productive and does not want to depend on anyone else. Prior to having this business, she worked as a laborer at a cardboard factory. She is currently building her house and has already purchased a stove. Her greatest wish is to finish the roof of her house since it is the only thing left to be done. She also wants to open a store in her home.

This loan will be used to buy supplies such as plates, glasses, disposable spoons, potatoes, and rice. All of the members are happy with the support that has been provided and commit to submitting their payments by the established deadlines. (The member that appears in the corner photograph was not able to attend the disbursement meeting due to work reasons.)

In this group: Lucila Felicita, Raquel Maria, Yolanda, Fanny Luz, Vanessa Veronica, Jorge Luis, Lucia, Omar, Edia Irene, Gumercinda Dolores, Juana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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