A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy rice, oil and sugar.

Mi Progreso De San José Group's story

The 'Mi Progreso D. San José' community bank is beginning its 6th loan cycle with 21 members. Roberta is the president of this community bank. She is 42 years old, married, and has 4 children. Her business is selling meals.

Roberta sells food every Sunday on the 'feria D. animales' (animal market) stop on the "No. 6" bus route. The other days of the week, she embroiders belts, tapestries and bags.

Roberta will invest the loan she is requesting in buying supplies for preparing her meals. Roberta likes her community bank meetings because they receive training which helps them to make progress, they receive loans and they are able to save. Her dream is for her children to be able to study and for her business to grow.

In this group: Roberta, Maura, Juana, Luz Alejandrina, Nancy Nelly, Maria Luz, Dina, Delia, Esther, Nolberta, Yuly Yobana, Elizabeth, Flora Reyna, Vilma, Alicia, Nancy Hidelberta, Cyntia Milagros, Liz Mery, Edith, Nancy, Flor Zaida

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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