A loan of $4,225 helped a member to purchase a chainsaw.

The Rebels Group's story

"The Rebels" is the name of the community bank and they are on their ninth loan cycle. They are located in the Santiago II region. There are sixteen members in this group, of whom fifteen are women and there is one man.

Yola is the leader of the group and she sells wood. The type of wood that she sells can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used in construction of in the production of a simple piece of furniture.

She learned this business from her husband and she has been running the same business for the past seven years. Her first loan was in the amount of Bs. 500 and she used it to repair a machine. The loan she requests now is in the amount of Bs. 3000 and with it she will purchase a chainsaw.

The businesses carried out by the group are various, among them are: the sale of clothing, cosmetics, a general store, a fruit stand, undergarment sales, bookstore, bakery, apron sales, pastries, catering and DVD sales.

In this group: Yola , Hugo, Aydee, Matiasa, Teodocia, Carmen, Ross Mary, Maria, Roxana, Nelly, Angelica , Justina, Paulina, Jimena Lizet, Felicidad Irene, Abigail Maritza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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