A loan of $4,125 helped a member to buy clothing for resale.


Los Artesanos Group's story

Carolina, who is located in the center of the photo, wearing glasses and a scarf, is a member of the Los Artesanos communal bank in Castro. The members of this communal bank have different businesses such as fast food sales, paper goods, arts and craft making and sales, and folk dancing. Carolina has a paper goods store and also sells new and used clothing there. She started six months ago, out of a need to be near and available to her children, so she got some savings together and was able to set up a small business. Her challenges are in expanding her business by also selling costume jewelry. Carolina needs the money to buy new clothing, now that the Christmas season is approaching and people who live near her have requested new clothing. What she has enjoyed most about Fondo Esperanza is that it has allowed her to get to know people who face the same challenges as she.

In this group: Leyla Yesenia, Marco Antonio, Norma Del Carmen, Maria Luz, Luis Claudio, Maritza Orfelina, Joselyn Del Carmen, Ubina Delicia, Alberto Orlando, Margarita Elena, Olga Del Carmen, Maria Angelica, Karina Jakerina, Angelica Yessenia, Jenny Magda, Marcela Ivonne, Carol Katherine, Carolina Susana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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