A loan of $2,150 helped a member to invest in her daughter's health and to buy skeins of yarn so that she can crotchet items to sell.


Virgen De La Puerta Group's story

The “Virgen D. L. Puerta” community bank was set up in 2010. It has seven members who are all responsible and all working actively within the Prosperidad (Prosperity) program. They carry out different business activities to help their families. Gudelia has been working within EDAPROSPO's 'Prosperidad' program for years. She is one of the founders of the "Virgen D. L. Puerta" community bank. Gudelia is the mother of three children, two of whom are dependent on her and her husband. She has been working as a cook in a restaurant for two years. She also tells us that she crotchets items to fill orders that her acquaintances make with her. Together, Gudelia and her husband have been able to proviD. their children with an education and also build their own home. Gudelia tells us that one of her daughters is in bad health. She has problems with her eyes. Gudelia will therefore use the loan she has requested to cover some treatment expenses and also buy some skeins of yarn to make crotcheted goods to fill her orders. In the future, Gudelia would like to finish building her home since it still doesn't have a roof and also set up her own business so that she can work independently as a cook and offer her customers a variety of dishes. The members of the "Virgen D. L. Puerta" community bank are grateful for the loan they have received. Gustavo could not be present at the meeting for work reasons.

In this group: Gudelia, Milagros, Eileen Ana, Maria Rita, Juan Carlos*, Dominga Isabel, Anne Ysabel
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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