A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase refreshments and a stove.


Encanto Group's story

The Encanto communal bank is comprised of the following board of directors:

The president of the group is Gregoria, who has worked selling food and drinks for six years. Her family consists of her husband and nine children, five of which are already married and four of them live with her and continue in school. The loan requested is to purchase refreshments.


The treasurer of the group is Cristian who has worked in transportation with a trufi (a taxi that travels along a specific route and has fixed stops) for four years. His family consists of his wife and 1-year-old son. The loan that he has requested is for the purchase of some spare parts for his vehicle.


The secretary of the group is Jiovana and she has worked selling food from her home for two years. Her family consists of her husband and three children, two of which are in school and one is still a baby. The loan she has requested is for the purchase of a stove that burns stronger and has more burners.


All of the members of the Encanto communal bank are hardworking and very responsible people with a lot of desire to overcome. There are 11 people in the photo because two of the members came with someone.

In this group: Gregoria, Maria Elena, Jimena, Cristian Jesus, Maribel, Jiovana, Eulogia, Margarita , Wara

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell



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