A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy fish at wholesale.


Una Oportunidad Group's story

The communal bank "Una Oportunidad" is made up of 3 women and one man. The head of the group is Juana (the woman in the skirt). She is 49 years old, married, and has 3 children aged 32, 29 and 24. She has a business selling fish from a stall in one of the markets in the town of Sacaba. This is the first loan that she has taken from the institution. Juana is going to use this loan to buy fish at wholesale to sell from her stall. The reason she is requesting this loan is that she doesn't have enough money to acquire merchandise to sell. Juana faces challenges in her business, including the ups and downs in sales. She will use the profits to continue buying her products, so that in this way she can increase her working capital. Juana feels grateful for this opportunity that she and her fellow group members are being given.

In this group: Nena, Juana, Reiner

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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