A loan of $4,025 helped a member perfumes.

Luchadoras Por Un Sueño Group's story

The communal bank “Luchadoras por un Sueño” consists of 22 entrepreneurs from the community of Angol, which is located 128 kilometres northwest of Temuco in the south of Chile, lying 608 kilometres south of Santiago. Their businesses consist primarily of a telephone center, a hair salon, sewing, and a general store, as well as the sale of chocolates, desserts, sweets, vegetables, linens, snacks, plants, clothes, fruit, flour, and bread.

Mónica, the president of this group, is shown in the picture seated second from the left wearing a purple scarf. For just over two years she has sold various perfumes which she orders via telephone from Santiago and has sent to her home. With this loan Mónica will purchase perfumes and another sample kit to demonstrate both her current and new products. She will also start making rosary necklaces of thread and wood since she already knows how to make pretty ropes for necklaces and plant hangers.

Mónica’s dream is to maintain her business and her clientele. For her, the business is very productive, and she greatly enjoys the activity and the money she earns from it. And what Mónica likes most about working with Fondo Esperanza is the unity she feels between herself and the other members of the group.

In this group: Mónica , Mónica , Jocelyn, Ana , Julia, Claudia, Yamilet, Anilda, Marcela, Olivia, Nora, Ruth, Julia, Ruth, Cecilia, Raquel, Nelly, Graciela, María, Luz, María, Nora
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