A loan of $600 helped a member working capital.


Grupo Solidario Mujeres De Negocios Group's story

The group "Mujeres de Negocio" (Women of Business) is made up of young de Tereza de Jesús S. C.. She is a married woman who has two children in her care of whom only her six year old son is in school. Her economic activity is selling baked beans and firewood. Her business' location is in her humble home. Teresa began this business four years ago. Previously, she sold refreshments and ice cream since she didn't have sufficient capital to invest in more products. With the help of her husband, she has been getting ahead. Sometimes he goes out and sells refreshments in their area. Nevertheless, their economic situation does not stop them from getting ahead with their business. The loan that they are requesting is for working capital used to purchase products such as firewood, beans, cheese curds, cheese and cream. Their dreams are that their children may aspire to achieve any academic level. Her other friend, Claudia del Carmen O. R., is 39 years old. She is a single mother. She has two children in her care. Her economic activity is selling cosmetics. It's been more than five years that she's been working in this business. She started it on her own since she had to get her children ahead and she is a single mother. So with the help of her children, she would go out selling. Since one of them was little, and needed care, sometimes she would go out to sell with her son. The loan that she is requesting is for working capital to purchase creams, perfumes and lotions. Her wish is to suceed with her business. The last member is María Elena O. R. who is 46 years old. She has two children in her care. Her job is selling cosmetics and sweets. She has been dedicated to this business for more than 15 years. Previously she sold cajetas (a dessert) and helped to pay the bills. The loan that she is requesting is for working capital to purchase cosmetics. While the economic activities of these three women is different, each has the dream and desire to get ahead.

In this group: Maria Elena , Teresa De Jesus, Claudia Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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