A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy food-making ingredients.

El Mirador Group's story

The “El Mirador” communal bank has 8 members, seven women and one man. The members of the group carry out a variety of different activities. The bank president is Sofía, 42. She has two children age 9 and 13. Her activity is selling snacks and sandwiches in her sales stand located in El Torno. Sofía rises very early in the morning to make the sandwiches and also to make lunch for her family. Then she goes out to sell this in the morning. Sofía will use the money from the loan to buy ingredients to make her snacks. Sofía is a responsible, hardworking person who is grateful to the institution for the financial support it provides so she can have better quality of life and continue improving for her family’s well-being.

In this group: Sofia, Alicia, Patricia, Mary Alejandra, Escolastico, Leidy Laura, Tania Patricia, Nelcy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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