A loan of $3,975 helped a member to buy general food supplies.

Grupo Salvador (Portoviejo) Group's story

In the city of Portoviejo the members of the Grupo Salvador Community Bank meet every two weeks. These members work in various activities such as general trading and services, among other things. They combined their efforts to be able to gain access to the benefits provided by the Fundación Espoir. This is their first lending cycle through the community bank and they expect to do very well so as to move forward with the institution.

One of the members is Señora Patricia. She is 38 years old and married, and from this relationship has three children aged 14, 10 and 7. The eldest is studying in secondary school and the two youngest in primary school. Her husband is a security guard.

Our friend is very enterprising; she manages two grocery stores. One is in her house, which was built with great effort, and the other is in the house of her sister, who lives in Spain and gave it to her to look after. Her mother-in-law runs one of the stores while she takes care of the other. She tells us that her children help her when they aren't busy and on weekends. She's had about 10 years with her business and thanks to her efforts was able to build her home and improve her life.

This loan is to stock up her stores even more; she is going to buy general food supplies as she likes to have everything that her customers prefer. This is her first lending cycle through the bank and she likes the ease of getting the loans.

Her dreams are to continue growing her businesses.

In this group: Patricia Katrina, Karen Eliana, Jacqueline Elizabeth, Mercedes María, Emilia Alexandra, Felix Antonio, María Elena, Evelin Cristina, José Ananias, Viviana Andreina, Lorgia Virginia, Elsa María

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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