A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy materials to make soccer balls.

Arca De Noe Group's story

The entrepreneurial bank "Arca de Noe" [Noah's Ark] is in its first cycle with the institution. It is made up of 8 people, 2 of whom are men. Their businesses include selling food, drinks, musical instruments, painters, cosmetic sales, producing and selling soccer balls. They are from the area known as "Plan 3000".

The group formed thanks to the initiative of three members, including:

Mrs. Virginia, who together with her spouse makes and sells soccer balls that are distributed in the different markets of the area. With the income that they generate, they are able to cover the costs of their home and the education of their children. With the money from the loan, Virginia will buy material to make soccer balls.

Mrs. Roxana, who is one of the youngest members of the group. She is 21 years old, but that doesn't stop her from taking care of her business. She sells food from the home that she has been renting for 3 years. Every day she gets up very early to buy her groceries and meat that she needs to make the lunches that she sells at her apartment. Through this, she is able to contribute to the finances of the household, since she has a son and her husband works as a musician on the weekends. With the loan, she will buy merchandise like groceries and ingredients to make her dishes.

All of the women are responsible and hardworking and are very thankful to the bank for the support it has given them.

In this group: Virginia, Domingo, Roxana Veronica, Alex, Nataly Debora, Roxana, Erika, Alejandra Martira

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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