A loan of $3,250 helped a member she will buy fruits such as papaya, oranges, pinapples, apples, pears, plantains, etc. and the transportation for them.


El Progreso Group's story

“El Progreso” Communal Bank

The “El Progreso” Communal Bank is a group maD. up of 9 female members and one male member who all live in the same neighborhood. Having worked for almost 4 years with EDAPROSPO-PROSPERIDAD, they have formed a close friendship because they have helped each other out and become more active in the group.

Tina is 38 years old. She has 2 children that still depend on her and she lives with her husband in their own house. She sells fruit in the market that is close to her house. She rents a place in the market and since it is her own business she is able to act as the treasurer of the communal bank. She is very hardworking and enthusiastic, as are her fellow members of the communal bank. Tina leaves very early in the morning to go to a bus terminal that is far from her house to get the fruit in large quantities at a lower price so she can sell it in the market she works from. This is how she earns the money to proviD. for her family.

Tina dreams of seeing her children become professionals and of refurbishing her house.

In this group: Flor Balbina, Pedro Jose*, Tina, Cinty Graciela*, Dina Elizabeth, Rosa Elvira, Jackeline, Luz Mariela, Milagros Margarita, Giannina Doris
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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