A loan of $950 helped a member to buy flour, sugar, lard and tamarinds, among others.


Desarrollo Group's story

Ignacia Yemileth is a member of the “Desarrollo” (Development) communal bank. She’s married and has four daughters. Her husband works building houses. Her daughters are students. She is a responsible, hardworking woman who very much wants to get ahead; she lives in Colon.

For the last ten years Ignacia has been working selling snacks and natural beverages. Her work schedule is 9am to 3:30pm. One of her advantages is that she has many customers because they like the product she offers.

Ignacia needs the loan she’s requesting to buy raw materials to make her snacks and natural beverages like: flour, lard, bananas, chicken, tamarinds and melon, among others. With support from this loan Ignacia will be able to stock her business so that sales will be greater and her living conditions will be better.

Her goals are to make her business grow and to raise her children. Her greatest challenge is being able to have her business at home because she doesn’t have a stable place to sell her snacks. Ignacia has been a FAMA client for three cycles and she’s made all her installment payments punctually.

In this group: Ignacia Yemileth, Teodora , Maria Elida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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