A loan of $3,975 helped a member to buy wood, flour, yeast, and sugar.


Flor De Campo Group's story

Flor de Campo is the name of the communal bank that comprises the following 12 members who have different businesses: María Blanca sells groceries: Alejandro sells plastic recyclables; Rosa sells clothing; Juana B. runs a pharmacy; Tomasa sells groceries; Esteban sells bread; Aurora sells shoes; Paula sells plants; Marisol sells bread; Pedro is a bricklayer; Juana J. is a carpenter; and Grisel sells clothing. The bank is located in a community where the main business activities are growing oranges and sugar cane.

Esteban belongs to Flor de Campo, is married to Maria del Carmen, and has a young son. Three years ago, he set up a bakery in his house because he knew the profession and believed that having his own business would give him the chance to give his family a better life. At noon, he starts preparing the flour and other ingredients to make the bread dough. This allows the dough time to rise before he shapes it in different forms and puts it in the oven to bake. The process takes all afternoon and is finished in time for him to fill his baskets and go door-to-door selling the bread with friends and neighbors.

A loan from VisionFund will help him buy more supplies such as wood, flour, yeast, and sugar to make bread. He would like to hire two salespeople some day so that he can increase earnings and more people can sample his bread. The communal bank thanks VisionFund for its support.

In this group: María Blanca , Alejandro , Rosa Antonia , Juana *, Tomasa, Esteban , Aurora , Paula , Marisol *, Pedro , Juana, Grisel
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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