A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy oil in gallons, sugar, detergent, toilet tissue, toothpaste, beans, eggs, milk, pasta, ice, bags, etc.


El Progreso Group's story

The communal bank El Progreso is comprised of nine members: Maria Emperatriz, Francisca Betania, Manuel Antonio, Ramona Antonia, Blanca Azucena, Rosa Emilia, Maria de los Angeles, Luisa Amanda, and Juan Doroteo, all of whom have different businesses. Luisa Amanda is the coordinator of the group and oversees the issues and responsabilities of each member from a financial aspect. She runs a grocery store out of her house and is requesting a loan to buy household daily consumption items such as oil by the gallon, sugar, detergent, toilet tissue, toothpaste, beans, eggs, milk, pasta, ice and bags, among other things.

In this group: Maria Emperatriz, Francis Betania, Manuel Antonio, Ramona Antonia, Blanca Azucena, Rosa Emilia, Maria De Los Angeles, Luisa Amalia, Juan Doroteo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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