A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy and industrial oven.


Pepitas De Cobre *** Group's story

The communal bank, Pepitas de Cobre ***, consists of eight members - six women and two men. Blanca is the bank's president. She is 62 years old and is married with two grown children. She makes and sells a variety of baked goods such as pastries and various kinds of cakes. Her bakery is located in the Primero de Mayo zone in the city of El Alto. This loan is her first cycle with the institution, and Blanca will use the loan to buy an industrial oven with increased capacity. She wants to increase her output and satisfy the demand of her clients. With this loan Blanca will improve her earnings. She is a person with a strong desire to get ahead. She feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support it has provided as this is the only means she has to provide for herself.

In this group: Francisca , Blanca Francisca, Juan Carlos, Teodora, Dora Toribia , Felix Freddy, Benigna Gregoria, Ruth Nilda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer marcia margolis



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