A loan of $1,600 helped to buy a photocopier.

Dorys's story

Dorys is part of Todos Juntos Communal Bank in the city of Viña del Mar. She works in the area of business, specifically selling a wide variety of products in a store. She has carried out this business for 17 years. Dorys works in her business every day, and she distributes her work schedule according to her availability. She buys her merchandise from distributors who specialize in selling the products she stocks in her store. One of Dorys's goals is to have a trusted person help her work in her store.

With the loan she will buy a photocopier for her store. Her own customers asked her to get one because there are no photocopiers in the area.

Dorys lives with her husband and her daughter, who is a student. Her personal dream is that she would like to have been a police officer. Her family dream is to give her family a better quality of life.

She is very happy and grateful for the opportunity that Fondo Esperanza has given her because it has allowed her to invest in her business. In addition, she feels very comfortable in the company of the other entrepreneurs in her communal bank group because they share various activities and interests, which also serves to entertain her. With regard to the training in the meetings, she has learned to manage her business in a better way.

Viña del Mar is a city and municipality located on the central coast of Chile. It is known as Garden City because of the gardens and patios of some of the old homes in the city. It is also considered the tourist capital of Chile.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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