A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase ingredients for making bread.


El Copanco (Flat) Group's story

This group is called “El Copanco.” It is made up of five women, each of whom makes a living from a different economic activity. The woman who sat for the interview on behalf of the group is named Jesús. She asked for a loan so that she can purchase ingredients for making bread. She needs to buy ingredients such as flour, eggs, oil, cheese, Royal brand baking powder, etc. She has officially been in business for four months, and says that it is going well, since it has greatly improved her household income. Jesús’s reason for going into business was her family, since she needed to continue supporting them with her income—especially her granddaughters, who live with her. Jesús hopes that her small business and the loan will help her to continue working as long as God gives her life. The other members of the group are: Aurora, who plans to use her share of the loan to purchase chickens to sell for butchering; Helena, who plans to purchase cheese to sell; Margarita, who will purchase fruits and vegetables to sell; and finally, Blanca Lidia, who also plans to purchase fruits and vegetables to sell.

In this group: Jesus , Aurora, Helena, Margarita, Blanca Lidia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson


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