A loan of $6,075 helped a member to buy wool and EVA foam.

Bordemar Group's story

Lea's standing up at the right of the photograph and wearing a multi-colored scarf. She belongs to Bordemar Communal Bank, located in Castro, a community in Chiloé, in the Los Lagos region. This communal bank has different areas, a few of which stand out: book sales, knitting, perfume sales, clothing sales, accessories, and jewelry.

Lea knits and makes crafts out of EVA foam and quilted cushions. She started about 15 years ago and learned from her mother and aunts, because all of them knit. She says it's in her blood. She also has participated in a variety of workshops in which she has learned different techniques. She says she hasn't had major problems because she has always been very organized with her money.

With the money she's requesting she plans to buy wool. She'll also save a little because later, in November, people always ask her to make flowers out of EVA foam.

She's very happy, and sure that this new loan cycle will go very well for her because at the moment she already has a few customer requests. What she has enjoyed most about being able to work with Fondo Esperanza is meeting people as responsible as she is and who support and help each other.

In this group: Cecilia Del Carmen, Silvia Margot, Mauricio Alejandro, Melisa Karin, Mariana Soledad, Eva Maria, Rosa Del Carmen, Aurelia Del Carmen, Antonio Fernando, Bernarda Jeannette, Berta Magriela, Nadia Margot, Norma Isabel, Olga Margot, Blanca Del Carmen, Estelvina Del Carmen, Lea Soledad, Ana Cecilia, Gloria Andrea, Natali Beatris
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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