A loan of $575 helped a member buy products such as makeup, shampoo, moisturizers, perfume, etc.

Zensontles Group's story

The Zensontle Group consists of three hard-working women with vision and ability: Paula del Carmen Rodríguez C., María Félix Hernández P. and María del Rosario G.. They come from the Cofradía region, a remote rural area of Nindiri.

This group has several loan cycles with ADIM which little by little has helped them improve their businesses and their quality of life. Today each of their businesses are prospering but they need an inversion of capital that they don’t have, so they have decided to renew their loan and continue forward.

The coordinator of the group is 38 year old Paula del Carmen Rodríguez who has been selling Avon beauty products for 4 years in a business where she used to work. She sells so she can help support her four children ages 13, 17, 18, and 20.

Over time and with the loans provided by ADIM the business has grown so much that she is a distributor of her products. Her other colleague is María del Rosario G. who also sells cosmetics but of another brand more widely sold including shampoo, deodorant, moisturizers, makeup, coloring and more. This woman has 5 children, 4 of which still depend upon her and are ages 17, 15, 11, and 9 years old.

The other member of the group is María Félix Hernández P., mother of 4 children ages 2, 9, 20, and 22 years old for whom she would make any sacrifice. She sells traditional desserts such as baked goods (milk cake, pastries), caramel (milk caramel, coconut, peanut), and pozol (a corn masa drink). This type of work requires great effort and investment because of the ingredients such as milk, sweetener, wood, fruit, corn, curd and for the difficulty in their preparation.

In this group: María Félix , María Del Rosario, Paula Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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