A loan of $2,950 helped a member to purchase materials to make sombrero hats.


The Warriors Group's story

The communal bank named "The Warriors" is currently on its first loan cycle with the organization. It is made up of 10 individuals, of whom 8 are women and 2 are men. Their businesses include hat sales, used clothing sales, soft drinks sales, and a bakery. They are from the Plan 3000 zone. The group was started under the initiative of three members:

Josefina crafts and sells sombrero hats. She lives in a house that is her own and she has 4 children, all of whom are in school. The income that she earns is used to cover the household expenses and to send her children to school. With the funds from this loan she will purchase materials to make sombrero hats, including decorations, fabrics, leather, etc.

Elvira sells soft drinks. She has 4 children and her husband is a construction worker. The income that they earn is used for the support of their children. The funds from her loan will be used to purchase large quantities of sugar.

Carmen makes and sells Sao sombrero hats (they are sombreros that are very traditional to the city of Santa Cruz). She distributes to the various markets of Plan 3000. She has 3 children and she lives in her mother's house. The income that she earns is used to support the home. The funds from this loan will be used to purchase materials to make sombrero hats.

All of the members are thankful to the organization for the support they have provided them in the form of a loan.

In this group: Josefina, Crecensia Exaltacion, Nicolas, Virginia, Luis Alberto, Florinda, Elvira, Silvia, Sara, Carmen Rosa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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