A loan of $2,300 helped a member to purchase merchandise.


Victoria Group's story

The community bank Antiguo is currently in its third loan cycle. The group is made up of 8 members and they are all originally from the La Guardia region but from various districts, such as Victoria, San Jorge, La Chiripina, and 3 De Mayo. The leader of the group is Mrs. Primitiva. She is 29 years old and she lives in the district of La Guardia. She has had a grocery store in the same community, in the central market, for the past 19 years. She lives with her partner, Nestor. He is a lumberjack and has worked in the community of Guenda for the past 8 years. They have a school-aged son together. The funds from the loan will be invested in the purchase of merchandise in wholesale, such as sugar and pastas. The secretary of the group is Yaneth. She is 23 years old and she lives in the district of La Guardia. She has been a caterer in the same community for the past 2 years. She lives with her partner Manuel. He is a doctor and he has worked in the hospital for the past 2 years. They have a little girl together. The funds from the loan will be invested in the purchase of ingredients to use in her catering business. The treasurer of the group is Maricela. She is 24 years old and she lives in the district of La Victoria. She is the supervisor of a snack bar. She lives with her partner, David. He is a civil engineer and they are both very grateful for the trust imparted upon them in the form of a loan. Doors where opened for them when they were most in need.

In this group: Primitiva , Catalina , Yaneth, Raul, Angelica, Nancy, Julia, Maricela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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