A loan of $2,350 helped a member to puchase merchandise such as baked goods, milk products and meat.


Virgen De La Candelaria Group's story

The Virgen de la Candelaria Communal Bank is composed of 12 members, all women, who are dedicated to all kinds of sales, such as food, clothing, sweets, etc. The bank is in its 11th loan cycle in the program showing its great commitment and sense of responsibility. Sra. Graciela is 42 years old, married and has three children. She works in trade. She would love to continue growing at a business and personal level, to expand her business and have a greater variety of products to offer her clientele and at the same time to be able to offer her family more conveniences. She wants to use her loan to purchase baked goods, milk products, vegetables and yerba, which she will sell herself.

In this group: Graciela, Rossana, Maria, Maria, Maxima, Adriana, Venancia, Rosana, Catalina, Gloria, Ramona*, Maria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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