A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy a gambling machine and clothing merchandise.


Soñadores Group's story

This communal bank is called “Soñadores.” It is made up of 17 enterprising people who work in commerce, specifically in clothing sales, preparation of fast foods, video games, gambling machines, baking, and services, among other things. All of them live in the city of San Antonio.

Ingrid, in the photo she is first from the left, dressed in gray pants, a white sweater, and over that a black coat, has a brown purse, her hair is black, and she is wearing it back.

She has been selling clothing and also has had gambling machines for 1 year. Her business is located in her own house. She usually buys her merchandise in the city of Santiago because it is much more convenient and has a large variety.

With the loan, she will buy a gambling machine and clothing merchandise.

Her goal is to have a store in the center of the city of San Antonio, so that she can earn a larger income. Ingrid lives with her husband and their young daughter. Her dream for her family is to have a store so that they can have a better quality of life.

Ingrid is very happy and grateful for the loan and the services provided by Fondo Esperanza. She also explains that she feels very comfortable in the meetings and her communal bank, because the members are generous and united.

San Antonio is a port in the region of Valparaíso. It is characterized by being a port city and being located on the central coast of Chile. Fishing and fish and seafood sales are important industries. Despite the port and commercial activities, there is a high rate of unemployment.

In this group: Ingrid, Manuel, Lusmira, Maria Angelica, Carla, Carlos, Abigail, Maria, Alicia, Andrea, Teresa, Claudia, Rosa, Carolina, Ana Maria, Gabriel, Oscar

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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