A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy lumber.

Imperio Group's story

The “Imperio” (Empire) communal bank has ten members: 8 women and two men. The bank president is Ramona, 35. She has three children aged 5, 7, and 11 years. She works building doors and furniture with her husband who is a carpenter. Ramona’s carpentry shop is located in the city of Santa Cruz’s Cenetrop zone. She’s been in this line of work for 15 years already having learned the occupation from her father who was also a carpenter.

This loan will be her first sequence in the institution and Ramona will use it to buy lumber to build doors. The reason for requesting this loan is the lack of capital needed to buy this work material because without it Ramona would be unable to manufacture the doors.

The business challenge Ramona faces is to move out of poverty. She will use profits to improve her quality of life since this is the only activity she has that makes it possible for her to support herself and her family. Because of this, she feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided.

In this group: Ramona, Elizabeth, Claudia Madelen, Lizett Karla, Gabriel, Roxana, Silvia Eugenia, Gregorio, Elvira, Sonia Arminda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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