A loan of $4,250 helped a member to buy crafts.


Los Sembradores Group's story

María, who is one of the first people in the second row of the photo and is wearing a black sweatshirt, is a member of the Los Sembradores communal bank in Villarica. In this group, the most common job is in sales, but there are a variety of positions, like cheese sales, clothing sales, creating and selling weaving, craft sales, and also a pastry shop and a paintball business. María sells crafts. About 14 years ago, she began purchasing wooden crafts made by prison inmates. She has lacked money at times, but has always been able to move forward. With the loan that she is requesting, she will be able to purchase even more crafts now that she has has some orders. Due to the recent orders, she is confident that things will go well for her, but she needs the money to invest. The thing that she enjoys the most about working with Fondo Esperanza is that there is always an enjoyable dynamic within the group.

In this group: Maria Carolina, Ignacio Andres, Edder Josue, Maria Teresa Carlina, Carmen Silvia, Rosa Beatriz, Miguel Angel, Marlene Eliana, Alicia Del Carmen, Flor Mariana, Eliana Del Carmen, Veronica Del Carmen, Erika De Las Mercedes, Maria Gertrudis, Marilyn Jimena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel



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