A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy tables and plastic chairs.

El Patuju Group's story

The communal bank EL PATUJU is composed of 9 members: 7 women and two men. The president of the bank is Mercedes. She is 49 years old and is not married but she is a single mother of 3 children who are already living independently. She makes a living in the preparation and sale of food at her stall that is located in the area of San Juan.

This loan is her first within the organization. Mercedes will use this loan for the purchase of tables and plastic chairs, which she will use in her stall, since her customers have increased and she would like to make them more comfortable. Her reason for asking for this loan is to grow the business.

Mercedes has come up against challenges to her business in the form of competition and she will use the benefits to improve her quality of live. She is very happy and grateful to the organization for the support it has offered her.

In this group: Cinthya Mercedes, Mercedes, Maria Asunta, Maricela, Guillermo Alberto, Angela, Kevin Leonel, Adriana, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Wong

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