A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy ingredients to make artisanal desserts.

Agua Viva Group's story

Orietta, who appears in the photograph standing third from right to left, with glasses on her head, belongs to the Agua Viva Village Bank, which is located in Castro. Her partners work in baking, making chocolate, trade and selling groceries. Orietta's business is catering, making chocolate and baking. She started her business four years ago when she trained along with a group of friends. She started her business because her eldest child went to study outside of Chile and she needed to help with her home.

The largest problem that she's had is a lack of money. The loan that she is applying for is to buy ingredients for the sale of artisanal cuchuflis [rolled waffles filled with dulce de leche]. She is very hopeful that the sale of cuchuflis will go very well. What she has liked most about working with Fondo Esperanza is the fact that she can share with people that have her same interests and that have a lot of ambition to get ahead.

In this group: Isabel Del Carmen, Ruth Veronica, Waleska Macarena, Leonor Del Carmen, Tamara Denisse, Boris Eduardo, Cecilia Del Carmen, Orietta Marcela, Gilda Ruth, Patricia Alejandra, Damaris Gabriela, Erica, Blanca Doli, Ana Maria, Maria Soledad, Silvia Irene

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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