A loan of $6,425 helped a member to buy fabric, needles, and thread.

Oasis Group's story

Cristina (in the photograph she's wearing a brown shirt and standing at the side with her husband and baby) belongs to Oasis Communal Bank, located in the Biobío region of Arauco. The members of this bank are in different lines of work: selling coffee and tea in markets; message and packing services; selling new clothing and athletic clothing; selling curtains and perfume; department store, fruit sales, liquor store, and stationery store; weaving and embroidery.

Cristina studied sewing and tailoring for four years. Five years ago she started her business making costumes. Previously she worked in a tailor shop, where she realized that her strength was making costumes. Her problem is she doesn't have anyone to take care of her young daughter, who currently goes to work with her.

The money Cristina's requesting is to buy supplies such as fabric, needles, and thread so she can keep on making curtains and costumes.

What Cristina has enjoyed most about working with Fondo Esperanza is meeting people from different backgrounds, meeting with counselors who can help and support them, and sharing life experiences, which is a big help.

In this group: Teresa Del Rosario, Cristina Magdalena, Vilma Nelly, Emeterio Del Carmen, Nelly Jacqueline, Ana Meehtabel, Maria Elizabeth, Maria Magdalena, Magaly Soledad, Victor Daniel, Adan David, Vivian Edith, Lucia Maria, Sergio Abraham, Marcela Del Carmen, Luz Mariana, Jacobet Termutis, Nayadet Alejandra
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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