A loan of $3,475 helped a member to purchase blouses, pants, t-shirts, and children's clothing for resale.


Fuerza Total (Portoviejo) Group's story

The members of the communal bank named "Fuerza Total", meaning "Total Force" meet in the city of Portoviejo every two weeks. They have diverse business activities, including commerce in general, service, and others. They grouped their efforts to be able to access the benefits granted by Fundacion Espoir. It is their first loan cycle with the communal bank and they plan on proceeding successfully to keep moving forward with the institution. Here we meet Sindy. She is 21 years old, single and during her studies she lives with her family. She is studying to be an Auditor at the Universidad Tecnica de Manabi. She is on her eighth semester of her career. She is a great student and to be able to continue with her studies she works as a merchant. She sells clothing of all types. She sells door to door although she also works by taking orders from her clients. She says that she has various clients who always request merchandise from her, given that she always has very good products and for her payment plants. She works every day in the mornings, traveling to the locations where her clients are and in the evenings she sells to her school colleagues. She goes to purchase her products whenever she can or needs to, in Colombia. She has three years in the business and it has gone very well. This loan will be used to go to Colombia to buy clothing of all types, such as: blouses, pants, t-shirts, children's clothing, etc. This is her first loan cycle with the communal bank and she is the president of the group. She appreciates the easy loan process. Her dream is to establish herself as a professional.

In this group: Sindy Verónica, María Isabel, Norma Eugenia, Magdalena Jazmin, Deysi Monserrate, Jhonny Marcelo, Diana Carolina, Ramona Mireya, Mariana Rosalia, María Belen, Helen Elizabeth, Stefanie Elizabeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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