A loan of $1,175 helped a member purchase various supplies for the members' businesses.

Nuevo Despertar Group's story

The group Nuevo Despertar ("New Awakening") consists of three members who have their own businesses and have known each other for a number of years.

The activities each does is as follows: Mr. Jose Lupario F. is 24 years old, married and has a small daughter. He makes a living selling basic grocery items in the convenience store he has had for the past four years. It is located in the colony of Nueva Esperanza in the city of Nacaome, and he also has his own taxi.

Mr. Melvin Armando Almendarez is 26 years old, married and has a daughter. He has made a living selling clothing and household appliances in the San Jose neighborhood of Nacaome for the past eight years. To reach this point he had to sell his products outdoors for a number of years in different neighborhoods of the city. Currently he has his own car and goes out to sell his products in the different neighborhoods and surrounding areas of the city.

Mrs. Maria Cleofes C. is 41 years old, lives with her common-law husband, and has three children, one of whom is in the United States and has sent aid for a number of years. Maria makes a living selling spare parts for bicycles and has four years experience. Her biggest dream is to sell bicycles wholesale.

All the members are requesting the loan to make headway with their businesses and their families.

In this group: Jose Lupario , Melvin Armando, Maria Cleofes
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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