A loan of $4,300 helped a member to purchase compost.

El Progreso De Patria Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends make up the communal bank called “El Progreso de Patria” (Patria's Progress), which is located in the town of Patria. Carmen Rosa is 29-years old and lives in Patria. She is a responsible and friendly person who has been able to get ahead. Her main financial activity is farming. She has a few plots of land where she grows fruits and cereals. At this time, Carmen Rosa needs the loan to purchase compost and other items. The communal bank is made up of a number of people who are constantly looking for opportunities to get ahead and, with their daily hard work, to give a better future to their children. The other members of the communal bank make their livings in agriculture, selling wood, clothing sales, selling food, raising small animals, building houses etc. The members are all grateful for the opportunity being offered, and they promise to each pay back their loans in their individually established time frames. (Patria is known for its products from the jungle as well as its lodging and restaurants. It is the point of entry to Manu National Park).

In this group: Gian Carlos, Mary Luz, Carmen Rosa, Lleque Sinforosa, Elizabeth, Alejandrina, Felipe, Marisol, Yobana, Agueda, Pascual, Julian, Gregorio*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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