A loan of $3,350 helped a member to invest in buying merchandise.

Cosmos Group's story

This group is called Cosmos and has 9 members.

Mariana N. is one of the group's members. She is 30 years old and studied up to high school level. She is a saleswoman and sells shoes through a catalog. She has two children. Mariana tells us that she started her business 2 years ago because of her economic situation and because one of her children needed medical treatment. Mariana would like to use her loan to stock up with merchandise as her orders have increased.

Rosa Maria Vázquez is another member of this group. She is 40 years old, studied to elementary school level, is a saleswoman and has 7 children. She has always worked selling different products such as clothes and seasonal products. She tells us that she has been in this business for 16 years since, as she has a large family, Rosa has to support her family's expenses. She saw that her orders were increasing and requested this loan so that she could invest in buying seasonal clothes.

In this group: Rosa Maria, Azucena, Priscila, Arisbel, Rosa Amelia, Edith, Leonor, Maria Dolores, Mariana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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