A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy rice, beans, salt, sugar, bread, eggs, cookies, and tiste (a traditional drink) among other items.


Estrella De Belen Group's story

The community bank "Estrella de Belén" is made up of nine members: Judit, Jessica, Corina, Cristian, Francisca, Rosibel, Marileth, Julissa, and Jerry, each with different economic activities. Judit has a small store as her business, which she has been running for the past three years. The loan she is asking for is to invest in her business and buy daily staples like rice, beans, salt, sugar, bread, eggs, cookies, and tiste (a traditional sweetened cornmeal and chocolate beverage) among other products.

In this group: Yudit Del Socorro, Jessica Janeth, Corina Ninoska, Christian Jorge, Francisca Yanet, Rosibel Anastacia, Marileth Del Socorro, Julissa Yajaira, Jerry Massiel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount



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