A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy keyboards and monitors.


Sarita Colonia Group's story

Rigoberto Dionisio belongs to the 'Sarita Colonia' community bank which has seven members who work in a different businesses but who share the common goal of improving themselves and getting ahead for the well-being of their families.

Rigoberto Dionisio is 51 years old, married and has three children. Two of his children live independently and one is still in his care. Rigoberto has been in the business of providing Internet access through his Internet terminals for more than five years. He started his business renting out video games. His business has enabled him to improve his home and provide it with more conveniences. He is also able to cover food expenses and pay for his children's studies. In the future, he would like to expand his business to other places so that he can make more profits. He will use his current loan to buy tools for his business such as keyboards and monitors.

The sole aim of this group is to improve their financial conditions. It is what characterizes the 'Sarita Colonia' community bank.

In this group: Rigoberto Dario , Margot Rosario , Maria Lorenza , Hugo , Dionicia Victoria , Katty Rocio , Aquila Teodosia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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