A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase dinnerware.


18 Of September Group's story

The communal bank named "18 of September" is a group of 9 women who decided to form this communal bank in order to receive a loan, support, and health care. The communal bank "18 of September" is a member of the central organization Santiago II, and they are on their fourth loan cycle. Each of the members has their own business, of various types and services, such as commerce. Among them are: clothing sales, souvenir sales, dinnerware and gift wrapping sales, fruit sales, hair salon, stockings sales, and seamstress. In their group, the communal bank "18 of September" has a leadership group made up of the leader, Maria, a treasurer, Eulogia, and a secretary, Evelia. The leader of the group, Maria, lives with her husband and their son. Maria's business is the sale of dinnerware. She learned the business from her sister five years ago, and her husband helps her with the sales. The loan requested is in the amount of 2500 Bs. and it will be used to purchase dinnerware. The leader of the group has been a member of Pro Mujer (Kiva Field Partner) for two years. When she was asked what she likes about the organization, she said "the loan process".

In this group: Maria Rusbel, Evelia Raquel, Patzi Eulogia, Juana, Yanet Lidia, Angela Gricelda, Wilma Jimena, Benigna, Clotilde
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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