A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy some things to provide maintenance on her cargo truck.

Sol Naciente Group's story

The Sol Naciente communal bank is comprised of eight hard-working, happy, and enterprising women. Each one of them works at a business activity with the intention of giving their families a better quality of life.

Maria Luisa-Sells perfume
Nicolasa-Grows lemons
Antonia –Beauty Salon
Leticia-Grows sugarcane
Maria Mercedez-Taxi
Marcela T.-Taxi

This group is located in a sugarcane region in a town called Maravillas. Marcela says that over 30 years ago her family bought a cargo truck [three wheeled motorized vehicle with a large cargo bay] . They rent it during the harvest season (when the sugar refineries start to produce sugar). They rent it for hauling the sugarcane.

Marcela only has an elementary school education, and she is married to Miguel. She says that because she did not have much education, she started working when she was very little. Ever since she formed her family with Miguel, they have worked side by side in order to get their family ahead and to, each day, have the opportunity for a better life.

She also told us that in the future she would like to start a new business and continue performing maintenance on the truck. A loan from VisionFund will give Marcela the opportunity to buy some things to provide maintenance on her cargo truck in order to continue renting it.

This group is grateful to VisionFund for the support they are being given through these loans.

In this group: Maria Luisa , Nicolasa , Antonia , Norma, Leticia, Marcela , Maria Mercedes, Marcela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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