A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy sugar, flour, cooking oils, baked goods and other supplies.

San Blás Group's story

The "San Blas" communal bank was formed by the coming together of several neighbors in the city of Santaní. They have their individual occupations, but also work together to foster their collective progress. They are parents who wish to be able to help their families by giving them a better future than they had.

Basilisa is one of these women who saw the communal bank program as a great source of help. She also receives training and it helps her to make better use of her loans.

She is a businessperson, as she has a small grocery store, well stocked with basic household necessities. It is precisely in order to stock her shop that she is requesting this loan, as she wants to buy sugar, flour, cooking oils, baked goods and other supplies so that she can stock her business well.

Basilisa and her co-members are grateful for the opportunity that they are receiving, as the loan will be very useful in their businesses.

In this group: Nancy Evangelina, Basilisa, Anadel, Estanislaa, Maria, Celia, Vicenta, Lilian, Nasaria, Miryan, Bartola, Petrona, Eva*, Maria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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