A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase basic grains, like rice, beans, cooking oil, tomatoes, green bananas, ripe bananas and cosmetics, such as lipstick, eye-liners, nail polish etc.

Los Trejos Group's story

Señora Dania is the coordinator of this communal bank. She is a successful 40-year old woman who is married and the mother of two children, neither of whom are dependent on her. She makes her living selling per-ordered food to the workers at businesses nearby her community. In addition, señora Dania sells AVON, Arabela and Scential brand cosmetics. She has her husband's financial support as well. Señora Dania needs the loan to purchase basic grains, like rice, beans, cooking oil, green bananas, ripe bananas, tomatoes, carrots and other items and well as cosmetics from the above-mentioned brands including perfume, cologne, compacts, lipstick, nail polish, eye liner and other items. Señora Maritza is another member of the communal bank. She is 41-years old and sells new clothing in the market of the nearest Department. With the previous loan, she opened a small grocery that sells soft-drinks and other carbonated beverages. Señora Amalia, who is 45-years old, owns a small general store that she operates from her home. She sells new clothing and Zermat products.

In this group: Dania Gioconda, Maritza Del Carmen, Amalia Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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