A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy a professional camera for his work outside the area.


Vista Nueva Group's story

This community bank is called "vista Nueva" and it is comprised of 19 entrepreneurs who work in different types of business. They all live in the city of Puerto Montt. Alejandro is at the back of the group in the photo in the first place if you look from right to left and is wearing a red and black jacket. He offers services in publishing, photography, recording, and lighting. He has his own production company called "AMR Productions". He has been doing this for 10 years. He says that he recently had three professional cameras stolen from him, and this loss has made it very difficult for him to deliver his services efficiently. He works for himself and subcontracts so that his business operates in the best way. He also has a job as a company executive. He will use the loan and additional money to buy a professional camera that will enable him to work outside the area. His work timetable is flexible but he has to be available to work Monday through Sunday. One of his goals is to set-up a new production company. Alejandro lives with his wife and 8 year old son. His goal is to establish his production company, and this would allow him to get back to how things were before the robbery. Alejandro is grateful for the opportunity offered by Fondo Esperanza to invest in his business, and this will help him to make his projects real. He says he feels very comfortable with the loan group he is a part of as they are very organized and the meetings are good. Puerto Montt is a city in the south of Chile, located in the Los Lagos region. Some of the attractions of Puerto Montt are its beautiful green countryside, its quiet beaches, its food, and especially the reputation of its fish, seafood, and crafts. It is also the port for reaching Isla Grande de Chiloé, which is rich in tradition and legends.

In this group: Alejandro , Johana, Jessica, Karla, Sandra, Gloria, Solange, Marjorie, Fernanda, Edith, Richard, Erna, Eduardo, Diana, Carolina, Eduardo, Víctor, Juan, Claudio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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