A loan of $2,475 helped a member bake wares, cooking oil, and pastry flour.


September 3 Group's story

The Community Bank named September 3 has Beatriz as its president. This community bank is a member of the Centro Focal de Collpani.

Beatriz has been the leader of the group for many years. She most enjoys working with the other members of the group. She is thirty five years old and she takes on various roles. Aside from being president of the group, she is also a wife, a mother of two children, and the manager of her own business.

She started up her pastry business with her own savings. She took pastry classes before starting the business.

Beatriz sells her pastries to various stores on a wholesale basis, and she also sells door to door. Her first loan was in the amount of 1000 Bs. Her loan request now is in the amount of 1500 Bs to purchase baking wares, cooking oil and flour.

There are nine members of this community bank. They all have different business types, such as: catering, crafts, pastries, convenience store, leather wallets, sales of various articles, knitting, and internet services.

In this group: Beatriz, Juan Bautista, Julia, Sandra Roxana, Jihovana Angélica, Milenka Rocio, Ines, Luz Gabriela, Yesenia Ibeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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