A loan of $3,375 helped a member operation capital (to purchase merchandise, materials, and supplies).


Las Gaviotas Group's story

The “Las Gaviotas” [“The Seagulls”] group is lead by Martha Silvia and is composed of 13 members that are now in their third loan cycle and have demonstrated punctuality, responsibility, and a drive to work to get ahead in life. Generally, the member of the group run businesses in the sale of cosmetics, food, handicrafts, empanadas, chocolates, a hair salon, and a clothing seamstress. The members accept that there is great competition in the product sales market, but they know how to get ahead with new products that are in great demand. The loan will be invested in purchasing merchandise, materials, and supplies, such as tools, that will lead to improvements in their income so that they can offer their families a better quality of life.

In this group: Martha Silvia, Marlene, Ana, Mirian, Juana, Maria Gabriela, Elina*, Clara Elena, Catalina, Aida, Beatriz*, Reina, Gregoria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño


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