A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase supplies such as flour and sugar used to make cakes.

Calipso Group's story

The communal bank "Calipso" is in its first loan cycle with this institution. It is made up of 11 people of which 8 are women and 3 are men. Their businesses range from sale of food, sale of cosmetics, sale of yucca, charcoal and a bakery. All the members live in the area Plan 3000. The group was founded through the initiative of three members. Juana is the president of the communal bank Calipso and she makes cakes, cookies and a variety of breads. She sells them to the different markets in Plan 3000. With this loan she will buy supplies to make cakes such as flour, sugar and milk, etc. Juana has four children who are of school-age. She lives in her own home and the income she generates supports her home since she is the source of income. She is a very hardworking and responsible woman. Her desire is that her children become professionals and good people. All of the members are responsible and hardworking people that are thankful to this institution for the support provided.

In this group: Juana, Abiagail, Maria Eugenia, Lupe Lourdes, Maria Del Carmen, Ismael, Maria Fernanada, Virginia, Fernando, Walter, Maria Eugenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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