A loan of $825 helped to buy merchandise for her store.


Sandra's story

Sandra is part of the village bank "Pueblo de Indios Emprende," which serves the town of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, where she is the president. She has a store selling groceries, candies, and ice cream and also has has video games. Sandra is the only one that works in her store, which has economically sustained her household of two children, ages 10 and 5. In addition, she makes cakes, hot dogs, and steak sandwiches and other items to sell on weekends.

With this loan she will buy more merchandise. Her dream is to have a cafeteria where she can serve lunch on land that she inherited. It is in a good location for what she wants and a subsidy has allowed her to have a house within the next year or so. Fondo Esperanza has given her a lot of motivation to improve her business.

San Vicente de Tagua Tagua is a town in the central part of Chile belonging to the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region, located on the shore of the Estero Zamorano river. Its principal economic sources comes from the cultivation of limes, oranges, and avocados.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Paguio



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