A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy meat, chicken, rice, and noodles to make food.

Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

The Virgen del Carmen Communal Bank was born with the effort and support of another communal bank that was found working in the area. The group is from the city of San Lorenzo. They established the growth of each one of them, as much social as financial, as their main objective. All of them are recognized in the area as very hard-working women.

Olga is a very enterprising and innovative woman. She makes and later sells all types of food. She is a very self-sacrificing woman. She says that every day she gets up in the very early hours of the morning in order to go buy the fresh ingredients for her food.

She says that over time she has gotten a good customer base. Thanks to her work she has been able to get ahead.

She is requesting the loan to buy meat, chicken, spices, noodles, rice, and finally, everything she will need to make her food. She is grateful to the Fundación for the opportunity it offers her.

In this group: Cinthya, Angela, Lilia, Delia, Rossana, Maria, Francisca, Marciana, Daniela, Genara, Olga, Rosana, Francisca, Teodosia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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