A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy "lejía" wholesale.


Esperanza Group's story

Esperanza Communal Bank is made up of eight members, seven women and one man.

Gladiz is the president of the bank. She earns a living selling "lejía," a sort of paste made of quinoa ashes, corn, and stevia. This product comes in a variety of flavors and is used in the traditional consumption of the coca leaf. Gladiz has worked in this job for some time.

She's requesting the loan to buy this product wholesale and sell a variety of products to her customers.

Gladiz is happy for the opportunity to be granted a loan.

In this group: Gladiz Yrodita, Tereso Abel, Maria Luisa , Silvia Doris , Justina, Mery Rosalia, Arminda, Cintia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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