A loan of $1,600 helped to change her vehicle.


Juana's story

Juana is a member of the communal bank "Todos Juntos", which belongs to the city of Viña del Mar.

She is a merchant and sells vegetables. Juana works every day and establishes her work schedule depending on her availability. With the loan she plans to change her vehicle. She buys goods from vegetable wholesalers, and one of her goals is to buy a truck to transport the goods to her workplace.

Juana lives with her daughter who is in school. She wants to add a second storey to their house to give her daughter a better lifestyle.

She is happy and grateful for the opportunity given her by Fondo Esperanza, since it has allowed her to invest in her business. She feels very comfortable with the other entrepreneurs in the communal bank group, because they all share their business experiences and interests. So it has become like a hobby for her.

Viña del Mar is a city on the central coast of Chile, also known as the Garden City because of the gardens and patios the old city residences have. It is also known as the tourist capital of Chile.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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