A loan of $675 helped a member to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, detergent, and toilet paper.


G.s. La Colonia Group's story

The La Colonia communal bank is comprised of Cristina, Ingrid, and Luis.

Cristina is 41 years old and married. She has three children; ages 7, 13, and 16. She has had a grocery store, which is located in her house, for over three years. She wants this loan to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, detergent, and toilet paper, among other things.

Ingrid del Carmen is another member of the group. She is 25 years old, single, and does not yet have children. She sells cosmetics in an itinerant manner. She mainly works with Vogue in the distribution of her products. She wants to use the loan to buy cosmetics to distribute to her customers.

In this group: Cristian Maria, Ingrid Del Carmen, Luis Noel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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