A loan of $7,075 helped a member to buy bundles of used clothing.


Las Pulgas De Ancud Group's story

Carmen Gloria is standing on the right side of the screen, wearing a blue parka with a blue collar. She has a handbag strapped across her body. Carmen Gloria is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Pulgas de Ancud”, which was established in the city of Castro, Chiloé, which is located in Region X of Los Lagos in Chile. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling used clothing, selling empanadas, making potato pancakes, managing a bazaar, operating a parcel service, making desserts, and producing woven items.

Carmen Gloria started her business of selling used clothing four years ago. With the help of her friends, she was able to overcome her shyness so that she could begin selling products on the street. Thanks to her efforts, she and her friends have been able to rent a small vending stall at the fair. She is very pleased that she has had more success with her business since the extra money means that she can provide a bit more support for her household. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy bundles of used clothing so that she can improve the inventory of merchandise that she offers to her customers. For this reason, Carmen Gloria is very pleased and is confident that she will do well during this period. Among the things that she enjoys most about working with Fondo Esperanza include learning how to invest, how to improve the sale of her products, and how to make purchases so that she can offer the best merchandise to her customers.

In this group: Maria Sonia, Gloria Patricia, Maria Leonor, Carlina, Viviana Patricia, Marta Alicia, Rosa Elvira, Maria Brijida, Luz Angela, Erika Rosa, Patricia Soledad, Carmen Gloria, Margarita Elena, Rosa Cecilia, Maria Evelyn, Maria Delicia, Maria Jeannette, Inés Del Carmen, Karen Andrea, Leticia Del Carmen, Patricia Antonieta
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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