A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy groceries and oil.


Tulipanes Group's story

The entrepreneurial bank "Tulipanes" is made up of ten members--nine women and one man. The president of the bank is Tarcia, who is shown in the photo with the baby. Tarcia is 33 years old and has four children aged 10, 7, 5 and 2. She makes a living selling food. She does not have a fixed location but rather delivers lunches to various market stalls where she sells. Tarcia is a very hard working woman that has been able to little by little, obtain stability, solvency and popularity with dedication. She is very well known by her customers who she attends to with friendliness. With the money from the loan she will buy supplies to make food, including groceries and wholesale oil. This client says that with a great amount of effort she will be able to grow more and continue making a living for the well being of her family and herself. Tarcia wishes to have a stall that would allow her to grow her business more and in turn, improve her earnings.

In this group: Dora, Tarcia, Sofia, Lorena, Piedades, Jimena, Lizeth, Maria Ivon, Carmelo, Karina Esther
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti



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