A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy pepper, sulphur, garlic salt, cumin and others.

Las Vecinas Group's story

Norma is 40-years-old and a member of the “Las Vecinas” (The Neighbors) communal bank. She’s married and has six children. Her husband works in construction and is contracted to work by the day. It’s a humble family of good principles that’s very hardworking. They live in the community of Carbonal in Bonito Central, Colon.

Norma started her business 15 years ago; she sells bunches of bundled spices in the street by herself. The loan Norma is asking for is needed to buy condiments like pepper, sulphur, garlic salt, curry, cumin, meat tenderizer and chicken consommé, among others. With help from this loan she will be able to stock her business and offer her customers everything they need.

The problems Norma faces are high prices of staple food items and the country’s poor economy since all of this affects her daily sales. Her dream is to set up a business where she can distribute the various products she has on sale and be able to add more merchandise that her customers request so that her business will grow.

This is Norma’s third loan request to FAMA and she’s had no problems making her installment payments.

In this group: Norma Aracely , Ada Leticia , Rosario Sarahi

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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