A loan of $3,475 helped a member to stock her retail toiletries business.

El Buen Pastor Group's story

The EL BUEN PASTOR community bank has eight members: six women and two men. The president of the community bank, Sra. Maria, is 23-years old and married with two children, 6- and 2-years old, respectively. Sra. Maria operates a retail business. She sells a variety of toiletries including shampoo, soap, combs, towels, etc. She operates the business in a market in the city of El Alto. She is a new customer of the institution. Sra. Maria will use this loan to stock her business with the products that she sells. The investment will allow her to provide a variety of products to her customers. She says that she wants to continue improving her business and that she will use the profits from the investment to buy more products and ultimately increase her income.

In this group: Maria, Salustiano, Magda Elena, Adela, Alejandro, Tomasa, Luisa, Pascuala

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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