Gilbert is part of the ‘Con Fuerza y Union’ Communal Bank located in the city of Curicó.
Gilbert has been making chili sauce and condiments for 30 years, which he and his daughter sell every day in a market in the city. Gilbert will use this loan to purchase condiments. His goal is to complete the extension on his house. Gilbert’s business has benefited a lot from the previous loans he has taken out with Fondo Esperanza, and he also enjoys the time he spends in the group meetings.
Curicó is part of the region of Maule, located in the centre of Chile. It enjoys a mediterranean climate and is considered to be one of the most pleasant climates in the country. Curicó is known for its wine culture and the magical beauty of its natural surrounds.
Gilberto forma parte del banco comunal “Con Fuerza y Unión” perteneciente a la ciudad de Curicó. Él se dedica a la preparación de salsa de ají y condimentos, desde hace 30 años. Vende sus productos en una feria de la ciudad todos los días de la semana junto a su hija.
Con este préstamo comprará condimentos. Su meta es terminar de ampliar su casa.
A Gilberto le han servido mucho los préstamos de Fondo Esperanza para seguir con su negocio. Además disfruta mucho el tiempo que pasa en las reuniones de grupo.
Curicó se ubica en la región del Maule, zona centro del país. El clima de Curicó es de tipo mediterráneo y es considerado como uno de los más agradables del país. Se caracteriza además por su cultura en torno al vino y sus alrededores de una belleza mágicamente natural.
About Fondo Esperanza
Fondo Esperanza (FE) is a private non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurship by providing micro-credit and training to people living in poverty in well over 100 cities throughout Chile. By providing these services, FE aims to improve the living conditions of the entrepreneurs and their families. In 2010, FE provided loans to more than 41,000 entrepreneurs. It utilizes a communal banking model in which groups of 18 to 25 clients meet on regularly and guarantee each other’s loans. The members use their portion of the loan to create or expand their own businesses. In the group meetings, clients receive training though the FE Entrepreneurship School, which enhances clients’ personal and business skills and ability to work in groups.