A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy jewels at wholesale price.

Alcanzando Metas Group's story

Introducing “Alcanzando Metas” (Reaching Goals), a Communal Bank composed of 18 resourceful people who engage in different activities, such as hairdresser, new clothes sale, used clothes sale and plastic items sale, among others. They all come from the town of Chillán.
Marianela is a member of this Communal Bank: in the picture she is on the left side of the group, the one with short black hair. She is wearing a black pullover, blue jeans and black moccasins. To better identify her, she is the one giving the peace V sign.
She has been selling silver jewels for 7 months. She works 4 days a week, and she can currently count on fixed customers thanks to the quality of her products and the good care she tends to her customers with.
She buys the jewels in difference shops because her aim is to buy exclusive jewels.
The loan she is requesting will be used to buy jewels at a wholesale price.
One of her long-term goals is to run a stable shop, in order to be more comfortable and also to offer a better service.
Marianela lives together with her two children aged 26 and 22, who work as employees, and with her 8-year-old niece.
She is very happy about and deeply grateful for the opportunity she has been offered by Fondo Esperanza, because the loan she has receive will help her invest in her activity.
On top of this, she feels very at ease with the meetings held by the Communal Bank, as she enjoys the company of her group and she uses what she learns about accounting in her job.
Chillán is a community located in the center south area of Chile. Its name means “chair of the sun” in mapudungun, the language of the Indians Mapuches. Chillán is also known as “the Fatherland’s cradle” or the “land of artists”, because some famous protagonists of Chilean history, like the famous pianist Claudio Arrau, were born here.

In this group: Marianela, Miriam, Carmen, Miguel, Liliana, Susana, Jeannette, Ana María, Ana, Brigida, Cristina, Lidia, Yenniffer, Ruth, Norma, Paula, Rosa, Mirta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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