A loan of $1,450 helped a member to stock her corner store.

Sicalbe Cuatro Group's story

Sra. Fabiana, 31, is married. She never had a chance to go to school. She has 7 children, 4 of whom are in school now. She operates a corner store. She started the business with only a few products and very little capital, but she's managed to keep it going for 7 years. She and her husband, a farmer, rely on each other to cover their family's expenses.

Sra. Fabiana is a member of a community bank. She is applying for a loan to stock her store with products--bottled water, juices, snacks, dairy products, sugar, etc.--that she will resell. She wants to grow the business and open a larger store with a wider range of products. The other members of the community bank are merchants and farmers.

In this group: Fabiana, Celso, Felipa, Margarito, Rosalio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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