A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy clothes to sell.


Las Abejas Reinas Group's story

Jose Luis appears in the photograph in a crouched position, wearing a blue sweater, and with his hand on his chin. He is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Abejas Reinas” (The Queen Bees), a group that is located in Villarrica in the province of Catín, Region 9 of Chile. Some members of this Communal Bank are taxi drivers, sell clothes, or practice massage therapy.


Jose Luis has been selling clothes for four months. He started his business one day by traveling to Santiago with a little bit of money. Jose Luis decided to try his luck by purchasing a few clothes and did very well selling them in Villarrica, which resulted in the start of his business. He has not experienced any huge problems since he also has a stable job, but his only concern is that he has had a few customers who have not paid on the agreed due date.


The money he is requesting will be used to buy more clothes. He believes he will do very well with selling clothes since he already has customers who are requesting more of his merchandise. What he enjoys most about this work is that he gets the opportunity to meet people who have the same interests in getting ahead.

In this group: Elsa Maritza, Pradelina Ester, Jerly Mabel, Jessyca Marisel, Jacqueline Margot, Marcela Andrea, Claudio Antonio, Aida Judith, Olaya Belen, Gertty Carmen, Maria Graciela, Esmerita Del Carmen, Jose Luis Andres, Corina Del Carmen, Mitilina Margot

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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