A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy firewood.

Jehova Jihere Group's story

The Jehova Jhire communal bank was created with help from a woman who had already been a member of a FAPE communal bank. It was formed two months ago with ten members.

Commerce is the main activity of the members among which are: shoe sales, egg sales, clothing sales, tamales sales, tortilla sales, firewood sales, beauty product sales, glazier services, fruit and vegetables sales.

Blanca Z. is group president. She is 40 years old, married and has 6 children five of whom go a local school. She lives in a large marginal urban area which has been classified as a red zone. Fortunately, though, thanks to God, she’s never been harassed and has managed to have a successful business. Her greatest wish is that her children graduate from university and become upstanding citizens.

For 19 years she has been in the firewood sales business. She is asking for funds to buy more firewood because most of the people in her community make their own tortillas and they cook them with firewood.

Her dream is that her business grows and she can expand it throughout the community where she lives.

In this group: Zonia Beatriz, Antonia Patricia, Silvia Esther, Blanca Iris, Orfa Patricia, Sandra Elizabeth, Fermina , Eulalia , America Isabel , Santa Ofelia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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