A loan of $4,325 helped a member to increase capital.

Las Salvadoras Group's story

This is a community bank maD. up of 17 people, which is part of the locality known as "Km 9" near the city of Santa Cruz. The majority of the clients sell clothing, cosmetics, fruits and foods.

GIOVANNA L. VIDUARRE is leader of the bank. She lives in Km 9, in the "4th of March" neighborhood and has her own house.

Her main job is cosmetic sales. For about three years she has worked in this. She is a very responsible person. She likes working together with the women to share their experiences and knowledge.

LUZMILA BETHZABE Q. is secretary of the community bank. She sells food. For about three years, she has worked from the same location. She lives in her parent’s house with her son and is a single mother.

Her dream is to open her own restaurant in Km 9, in order to increase her income and to be able to give a better life to her children who are already studying.

CLAUDIA G. VIDUARRE – Claudia is the treasurer of the community bank. Her main job is selling cosmetics through magazine ads. For one year, she has worked in this. Her second job is baking bread. She works as an apprentice so her earnings are in percentages.

Her goal is to keep working. “The money that is paid out to me with this loan is the beginning of another job,” she said.

In this group: Giovana Lucía, Maria Rosario, Leticia , Lolly Juanita, Zulema, Pady Mariela, Brenda, Ingrid Daniza, Raquel , Bethza, María Esther, Claudia , María Luisa, Wilma, Eduardo , Ruben , Juan Felipe

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Towle

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