A loan of $3,950 helped a member to remodel a facility as well as purchase supplies for a small factory.

Banco Mujer Exitosas Group's story

Ileana is the treasurer of Banco Mujer Exitosas (Successful Women's Bank). At thirty year of age, she is the mother of two daughters, a 4 year old and a two year old, with whom she lives along with her life partner. She is a very enterprising woman and has worked in various areas of commerce and service. She has a lot of business experience. Currently, she is working on the first steps of a micro-business of Choco-Bananos (frozen chocolate covered bananas), which consists of making and selling sweetened and filled bananas. The business is a family business and she works with her mom and a sister-in-law who are also group members.

This is the second loan that the group has requested and the loan will be invested in the remodeling of a facility, to prepare it as a small "factory" as well as to purchase supplies, such as freezers and other necessary supplies.

Ileana has to work very hard to complete the orders that are already being requested. She must get up at 3 in the morning in order to be able to work and also complete her household tasks, such as giving her daughters the care they require since they are very small.

She has many proposed goals and is determined to reach them. Among these goals are consolidating her business and converting it into a factory with a presence in the market, improving the financial condition of her family and the quality of life, but above all, is being a successful micro-business and an example for her daughters and other women in her community, demonstrating that everything can be achieved with effort and hard work.

Along with Ileana, there are 7 other members of the group who also work in small industry and commerce.

In this group: Lilliam , Ileana, Andrea, Ingrid, Jenny, Maria Elena, Damaris, Francisca

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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