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A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy purses.

Weftun Group's story

Andrea who appears on the left side of the photo with short hair standing to the only man is a member of the “Weftun” communal bank which is located in Castro, Chiloé. There are several lines of work in this communal bank like weaving, pastry making, vegetable paper lamp making, used clothes sales, Bach flower therapy and perfume sales.

Andrea’s business is selling textiles she makes herself and also when she has a little more money she’s able to buy new clothes and perfume to sell. She started the business three years ago; her mother-in-law taught her to weave. She’s had no big problems while she’s been working; she’s always been able to count on support from her family.

She will use the money she’ll get to travel to Santiago, Metropolitan Region, to buy purses to sell. What she’s liked best about working with Fondo Esperanza is having learned that help and support are available close by.

In this group: Andrea Alejandra, Claudio Andres, Victor Hugo, Paula Andrea, Patricia Elizabeth, Valeria Cristina, Maria Natividad, Viviana Paola, Paula Andrea, Andrea Elena, Carolina Andrea, Angela Bernardita, Mirta Isabel, Nancy De Lourdes, Evelyn Yusset, Carolina Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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