A loan of $1,675 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock her store with goods such as packets of coffee and shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, milk, and bread.


De Confianza Los Cerritos Group's story

The Confianza los Cerritos communal bank is made up of 10 members, all of whom are women from the community of Malpaisillo with 15 children in their care. These women are hardworking and responsible people who have a desire to overcome in order to give their children a better future.

Juana Francisca is the bank's coordinator. Thanks to her spirit to succeed, she has a grocery store, or "pulpería," which is located in her house. She works for about 12 hours a day in her store. She is happy with her job because it provides a livelihood for her and her children. A pulpería is a small store which sells basic goods in small quantities, such as packets of coffee and shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, milk, and bread.

Her goal is to use this loan to invest in working capital and stock her business to offer a better service to her clients. Juana Patricia is very grateful for the Kiva lenders, because thanks to their help she will be able to invest in her business and better serve her clients by buying basic goods for the store. She will then be able to increase her income in the not-so-distant future and fulfill her dream of maintaining a decent source of work.

The communal bank is grateful for the help which Kiva investors provide for them to have a decent livelihood.

In this group: Dominga Yabett, Alda Maria , Andrea Ramona , Ana Patricia , Juana Francisca , Maria Elisett, Ileana Jose, Edipcia Del Socorro, Paublo Seferino, Herminia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz



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