A loan of $4,025 helped a member working capital.

Manantial Group's story

Julia Maria C. T. is 40 years old and a widow. She studied up to the third year of elementary school and has 5 children, one of whom is in school.

Julia's business is raising animals. She has 15 years experience in this line of work. She started her business as she wanted to improve herself and her living conditions. Through her work, she has been able to support her family.

Julia decided to set up a community bank so that every member could expand their working capital. This group has 17 members who work in different businesses such as selling iced treats, selling eggs, running a general store, selling traditional clothes and raising animals. Julia would like to see her business grow and make better profits.

In this group: Julia Maria, Priscila, Maria, Lucia Isabel, Micaela, Maria, Ruth Magdalena, Maria Rosario, Rosa, Macaria, Antonia Francisca, Magdalena Maria, Marta, Catalina Luciana, Lidia Ester, Paulina, Catarina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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