A loan of $2,125 helped a member buy construction material.

Fortuna Group's story

The Fortuna Entrepreneurial Bank is made up of people who live in the Bajo Alpacoma region. This region is known for having more than 50 artisanal brick factories. Most of the members of the bank work as machinists, brick carriers or brick bakers in the factories. They also have small businesses that they run outside of the factories like raising pigs or chickens, selling food or clothing. The group leader who helped to found the group is Victoria who works in the factory baking bricks. She lives alone with her 4 children in her own home which she built thanks to her own hard work. She will use the money from the loan to buy construction materials to finish building her kitchen. Maria is the bank's treasurer and provides food to the majority of the factory workers. She will use the money to buy ingredients for her food. Adela works selling clothing around town. Her husband is a machinist in a factory. The women and their husbands work very hard as there are often days where they have to stay awake 2 nights in a row to bake the bricks. Most of the women work only with the institution.

In this group: Victoria Beatriz, Maria Eugenia, Karina Juana , Germana, Bernardo, Julio German, Adela , Beatriz
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall

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