A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy supplies such as rice and noodles for the preparation of meals.

Oasis Group's story

The OASIS communal bank is made up of eight members, all of them women. Their president, Maria, is 43 and married with two children of 19 and 21. She has been selling food in the Simón Bolivar district for a number of years. She plans to use this loan, her first loan cycle with the institution, to invest in the bulk purchase of supplies for making meals, including rice, noodles, potatoes and oil. Her reason for applying for the loan being shortage of capital, Maria plans to use the funds to continue buying supplies for the preparation of her meals. Maria is a very hardworking and happy person who is grateful to the institution for its help, since this is her only chance to support herself and her family.

In this group: Maria Jesus, Coralia, Maria Cecilia, Arlinda, Ana, Aracely, Juana Gabriela, Susan

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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