A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy supplies and small machinery.

Las Hortensias Group's story

Roxana’s in the right rear wearing red eyeglasses, a white scarf around her neck and has dark hair. She’s a member of the “Las Hortensias” communal bank located in Villarrica, Araucanía Region, Chile. The various businesses in this communal bank are: clothes making, agricultural work, animal husbandry, forestry, leather crafts, wool crafts and crochet crafts.

Roxana’s business is making and selling institutional clothing. She started a year ago formally but she’s worked her entire life making clothes since her mother who is a dressmaker taught her. Her main problem has been the lack of capital to start her business and having to get it. The money she’ll get will be used to buy supplies and small machines she needs. She hopes that she’ll do very well and comments that what she’s liked best about working with Fondo Esperanza has been finding the group support she’s had and to start achieving all the group objectives they’ve set.

In this group: Roxana Katherine, Manuel Octavio, Rosa Ximena, Eliana Del Carmen, Fernando Javier, Jaqueline Zulema, Ana Morelia, Edita Del Carmen, Carolina Nelda, Karen Odette, Carmen Gloria, Ingrid Viviana, Ramon Alberto, Carolina Viviana, Emilia Janett

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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