A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy seasonal clothing to sell.

Oasis Group's story

The communal bank Oasis is made up of 8 members, all women. The president of the bank is Juana who is 21 years old. She sells seasonal clothing. She sells her merchandise on foot by visiting fairs and markets in El Torno. This is her first loan with the institution.

Juana is going to use the loan to buy wholesale clothing such as sweaters and jackets to supply her business as the cold season is coming and during this season she has many sales and even some orders.

She is asking for a loan due to the lack of capital. She faces challenges in her business such as daily competition. Her desire is to have inventory so that she can offer a variety of clothing to her customers.

Juana is feeling happy and grateful to the lenders for support which allows her to improve her business and also to her communal group companions who in some cases are the sole providers for their families.

In this group: Maria Jesus, Coralia, Arlinda, Aracely, Juana Gabriela, Patricia, Laura, Aracely

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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