A loan of $2,475 helped a member to use as working capital.


New Jerusalem Group's story

Josefina is 42 years old, she is married, and she has nine children. She is a vendor that sells kitchen ware in the market of Totonicapan. She has twenty five years experience in the business. She is a member and the leader of her community bank. The community bank is maD. up of ten members, each wishing to supplement their working capital and to add variety to the products they sell. They grouped together as neighbors that know each other and trust each other. The members of the group carry out various businesses, such as tailoring, sales of traditional clothing, bakery etc. Their dream is to increase their sales and to improve the living conditions for their family.

In this group: Florencia , Francisca María , Blanca Estela , María Victoria , Dorotea Catarina , Gladys Edelmira , Juana Ramona , María Celestina , Susana Micaela , Josefina Juana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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