A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy charcoal to sell.

Unidas De Saguazu Group's story

This communal bank is called "Unidas de Saguazu". The members have taken on the commitment to keep the group together and resolve any problem that may arise. One of the members is Lidia, who sells charcoal for a living.

She says sales have increased dramatically because nowadays people prefer to cook with charcoal which is a much cheaper fuel.

She is requesting a loan to buy larger volumes of charcoal due to the large demand, as she does not want to run out of her main product.

In this group: Gonzalina, Marta, Guillermina, Maria, Rosalia, Nilda, Ana, Bernarda, Norma, Emiliana, Concepcion, Emilce, Miryan, Lidia, Cristina, Evelyn, Dominga

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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