A loan of $4,225 helped a member to purchase supplies for her stationary store.

Paila De Agua Group's story

Jacqueline, who is standing fourth from the left in the photo, is a member of Paila de Aqua Communal Bank, located in the city of Valdivia in Los Rios Region. The members of this communal bank engage in different activities, such as fast food, telephone service, and stationary and shipping store owner.

Jacqueline owns the stationary and shipping shop and began her business more or less three years ago by saving money from a previous job she had so that she could make her dream come true. She obtained a license from the city to open her store. In the meantime, she has encountered a few difficulties along the way, such as having to take over sole responsibility for supporting her household. This has been difficult because she would have liked to have a little more help from other members of her family. However this does not mean she is not able to work hard for all the things she wants in life; rather it encourages her to continue excelling.

Jacqueline will use her loan to purchase more supplies for her stationary and shipping store. She is very pleased because the school year has started and she is sure she will have much more business. She is very grateful and happy to participate in Fondo Esperanza because they have taught her many things. She also believes that the most important thing in her life is to have the confidence to take risks so that she can make her dreams come true.

In this group: Pamela Andrea, Javier Jerardo, Mercedes Albina, Yovanka Andrea, Victoria Andrea, Marcela Mercedes, Erna Edith, Violeta Juana, Maria Albina, Veronica Del Carmen, Cecilia Ramona, Nancy Veronica, Maria Jacqueline, Eliana Mireya, Jeanette Eulalia, Adelina Ester

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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