A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy ingredients to make her dishes, such as oil and potatoes, in bulk.


Union Y Progreso Group's story

The Unión y Progreso Communal Bank is made up of nine members. Lineth is the bank's president; she sells tripe dishes for a living in the Ceja del Alto area. She has three children, the youngest of whom is three months old, and her husband is a taxi driver. They live in their own home. Lineth gets up early in the morning to prepare her dishes and to take care of her children, since she has to leave right after to sell her food. She is a very hardworking person and she is happy with and thankful to the institution for the help it has given her. Lineth's wish is to have a store where she can sell her products and make her customers more comfortable. She will use the loan money to buy ingredients to make her dishes, such as oil and potatoes, in bulk.

In this group: Susana Janet, Jesus Reynaldo, Maricela, Carmen Jacqueline, Silvia, Miguel Angel, Lineth, Harold Roger, Susana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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