A loan of $3,300 helped a member to stock her general store.

Copala Group's story

Marlene, 33, is single and has a good education. She is applying for a loan to stock her retail grocery business. She lives with her mother and the two of them, mother and daughter, work hard to grow the business and support their small household. Marlene will use this loan to buy merchandise--mineral water, cooking oil, eggs, dairy products, soft drinks, etc.--that she will resell. She would like to expand the store which she named Cayita Miscelanea, Cayita being the name of her grandmother. She is pleased with her progress so far and hopes with your help to do even more.

Marlene belongs to the Copala Cuyo community bank. The group has 10 members, all women--Alicia, Martha, Eduarda, Maria de los Angeles, Julia, Rubisela, Celerina, Maria Lucas, Celerina and, of course, Marlene--who operate a range of businesses selling cosmetics, accessories, groceries, fruits, perfumes, cheeses, food, sheets, comforters, etc.

In this group: Eduarda, Rubisela, Marlene , Ma Lucas*, Julia Elizeth, Martha , Celerina , Alicia , Celerina *, Maria De Los Angeles
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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