A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy sugar, milk, vanilla, lard, and decorative boxes.

Santa Rosa De Yanacoto Group's story

Pamela, one of nine members of Santa Rosa de Yanacoto Communal Bank, has been working with Programa Prosperidad for more than three years. Pamela, 23, is single and currently lives with her parents.

She works making chocolates which she later sells to the people in her area. She has been working like this for more than two years. Thanks to this business she has been able to finish her studies in hotel and tourism management. In addition to this business, two months ago she began working in a factory, which gives her additional income.

Pamela's goal is to set up a juice bar in her home where she also can offer her chocolate products. In this way she will be able to save for her future studies, since one of her goals is to study architecture in the university.

She requested the loan to buy supplies for making chocolate, such as sugar, milk, vanilla, and lard, and materials like decorative boxes, since she has Christmas orders to deliver. Santa Rosa de Yanacoto Communal Bank is grateful for the loan offered.

Pamela is the one standing on the right side, wearing a fuchsia polo shirt. Cecilia was not able to be present at the distribution because of work and Sr. Benito appears in the small photo in the upper corner of the photograph.

In this group: Cristina Marlene, Angelica, Bonifacia Gregoria, Blanca Gladys, Benito Oswaldo, Pamela Del Rosario, Cecilia*, Alfredo, Bessie Maria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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