A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy materials to maker empanadas, such as flour and oil.

Destacadas Group's story

The DESTACADAS communal bank is made up of eight members, seven women and one man. The bank president is Ana. In the photo she is the one standing in the middle with a flowered blouse. She sells empanadas in the morning and in the afternoon she is a kitchen assistant. Ana is a very hardworking person who with dedication has little by little acquired stability, solvency and popularity. She is very well known by her customers. She is a very hardworking person, since she has two activities. With the money for the loan, she will buy ingredients to make empanadas, such as flour and oil. She is happy and grateful to the institution for the support it has given her and the other members of the group, because they are people who work very hard to get ahead.

In this group: Ana Laura, Eisa, Paola Rosario, Roca Catalina, America Jean, Ana Maria, Elena Patri, Pedro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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