A loan of $3,200 helped a member perishable and non-perishable food items.

Camino Al Triunfo Group's story

The communal bank “Camino al Triunfo” (The Walk to Triumph) consists of 18 associates from Temuco City. This is the second loan they seek from Kiva lenders. These individuals' livelihoods consists of sales of seasonings (garlic, oregano, and merkén), canned goods, fast foods (fried pies, buns and completos (Traditional Chilian Hot Dogs), lingerie, perfumes, and home décor items (sheets, towels, tablecloths).

Jacqueline can be found in the third row and first from the left; she is wearing a green jacket. Jacqueline´s business consists of a small grocery store located in front of her house. Jacqueline has managed this store for the past 15 years. Jacqueline plans to use this loan to purchase merchandise such as perishable and non-perishable food items for her store. As the market has been getting more competitive, she would like to offer a greater variety and change some of the items she currently offers; for example, a larger variety of vegetables, firewood and charcoal items.

Even though Jacqueline is affected by thyroid disease, she remains full of life due to her business. Jacqueline's household consists of her mother and her 19-year-old daughter, who also works. Jacqueline also has an 18-year-old son who is serving in the military.

What Jacqueline has found most appealing about Fondo Esperanza is that they are quick to inform her about the progress of her loan.

Temuco is the capital of the Araucanía region. It is located 670 kilometers south of Santiago (the capital of Chile) and is the location for a number of lakeside spa resorts and striking native flora and fauna. This region is also noteworthy for being the region where 50% of Chile's existing indigenous Mapuche community live; some of whom are members of Fondo Esperanza communal banks.

In this group: Jacqueline, Luis, María, Ramón, Damaris, Nora, Remberto, Iris, Elisa, Katherine, Patricia, Constanza, Ruth, Doralisa, María, Fermin, Teolinda, Genesis

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