Espiga Y Luna Group
Update on Espiga Y Luna GroupGraciela Silvia is a new member of the group. She is requesting her loan to purchase women’s blouses, skirts, and pants. The rest of the members are still engaged in their activities. Young Miriam Karina is 19 years old. She is unmarried and has one brother and one sister. She sells American clothing and Jafra perfumes. She is requesting her loan to purchase bundles of clothing and perfume to fill her orders. She started her business one year ago. At a friend’s invitation, she bought a bundle of clothing with the money given to her by her mother that she had saved, and went out to sell it at the open-air markets closest to her community. Her sister helped her sell the clothing. Her business is important because she earns money, enjoys herself, and gets to know different places. She uses her profits to re-stock her inventory of clothing and to buy food. She is happy with the loan she is receiving. She is going to stock her business with various styles of clothing so that her customers find what they are looking for. She dreams and hopes of building a house for herself and her siblings. The members of the group are grateful to Kiva and Fundación Realidad. "Thanks to your loans, our businesses are growing and our families live better".
Previous Loan DetailsThis solidarity group is called Espiga y Luna. It is made up of: Señora Marlen who with her part of the loan is going to buy ladies' and men's underwear; Señora Lucia who is going to buy demijohns of water; Ms Miriam Karina who is going to buy used clothes by the bale; Señora Armanda who is going… More from Espiga Y Luna Group's previous loan »
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