A loan of $1,725 helped a member invest in working capital and supply their business of buying and selling hogs.


Estrella Del Apante Group's story

The community bank Estrella del Apante, is made up of nine members: eight women and one man, mothers and fathers who have a total of 15 children under their care. They are natives of Telica, a place that is located in the western part of the country. They are known for being hardworking and responsible, with a desire to succeed. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources, they were not able to study a profession and felt obligated to work from a young age in order to help with household expenses.

Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, Paula is the coordinator. She has a business selling hogs out of her home. She works eight hours a day selling her hogs. The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital and to stock her business, so that in a not-so-distant future, she can increase her earnings.

The Estrella del Apante community bank is grateful for the help that Kiva investors provide them so that they can make a respectable living.

In this group: Xiomara Del Carmen, Nubia Victoria, Reyna Teresa, Dominga Cristina, Paula Nuvia, Keyla Yanira, Osmar Aurelio, Eva Luz , Ana Cristhian

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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