A loan of $3,425 helped a member buy raw material to make shoes.


Naciones Unidas Group's story

The “Naciones Unidas” (Nations United) Communal Bank is comprised of ten people, nine women and one man. This is their second cycle. Cristina P. V. is the president for this cycle.

Naciones Unidas is a communal bank, which belongs to the community center in Alto Lima. Cristina has had a business producing and selling shoes for several years. Her workshop is located in her house. She says that she works together with her husband and her brother-in-law.

Her first loan with the association was for 2,000 BOB. Now she is requesting a loan for 2,000 BOB. She will use the loan to buy material to make shoes.

The members of the communal bank have different types of businesses like selling fried food, selling oil, selling groceries, selling food, selling vegetables, and selling beer. Some members make shoes, make blankets, or sell fruit.

In this group: Cristina, Raul Agustin, Manuela, Gladyz, Alicia, Judith Magdalena, Rilda, Jimena Fidelia, Jimena Miriam, Flora Angelica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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