A loan of $1,050 helped a member buy fruits, juices, soft drinks, tortillas, cheese, cheese products, beef, pork, chicken, cups, paper plates, beans, rice, coffe, natural medicines.

San Miguel Group's story

The San Miguel group is located in the San Miguel market in the Guanacaste neighborhood of the capital city.

The coordinator of the group, Jesica S., is 35. She sells sweets. She has two employees who help her cook and wait on the customers who come to her place to eat. She has three children, and she is a single mother. With the earnings from her business, she gives her children education, clothing, and food.

Maria V., 68, sells fruits and natural medicines in the San Miguel market. She is an elderly person who has fought to be able to get ahead. This is her only source of income to support her household.

Virginia R., 61, sells sweets. She, too, has fought for a long time to be able to get ahead with her family. She currently helps feed her grandchildren.

This group has been able to grow because they are so united, and they help each other. All of them need a loan to be able to get ahead and have a better quality of life.

In this group: Jesica Maria, Virginia, Maria Aminda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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