A loan of $1,125 helped a member invest in their businesses.

Las Violetas Group's story


The group has three members, all of them women in different lines of business.

Angélica T. has been selling chickens since she was 15 years old. She started off as a street vendor with only 5 chickens in the Ciénega San Raymundo village. Soon the women in the village were looking to buy from her, so her father gave her a small capital and encouraged her to go to another town called Ciudad Quetzasell to sell in greater quantities. Angélica has 4 children who study in the village primary school and her husband is a bricklayer. Her dream is to own a shop in the town market to increase sales and improve profits.

Isabel M. has a shop in her own home. She has 6 children, 5 of them married and a 14 year old daughter who lives with her and attends the local school. With the help of Isabel's husband the shop has been doing well. She needs a loan to purchase a fridge, because the lack of it prevents her from offering refrigerated products such as dairy produce, cold lemonades, ice-creams, cold meats, etc.

Ángela T. sells chickens from her shop in the Villas del Quetzal neighborhood. She has a son and is widowed. She needs the loan to invest more in her business, which she is unable to do at the moment due to her limited means.

They are all very hardworking and responsible women and FAPE has got to meet them. They are always trying to better themselves and are happy to see the positive impact of their work on their families' well-being.

In this group: Isabel, Angela Carolina, Angelica Amparo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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