A loan of $3,100 helped a member invest in business.


Mujeres Fuertes Y Unidas Group's story

Mr. Saturnino P. R. (the man sitting in the picture) is 43 years old, happily married, and has a son in high school. Mr. Saturnino is the current secretary for ALCOM “Mujeres Fuertes and Unidad.” He, and the other ten members of the group, all live in the Comas area. Mr. Saturnino has worked at his business, Nino’s Burger, selling fast food like sandwiches, fries, and broasted chicken for five years. He tells us that after working as a vendor in a private company for 6 years, he bought a sandwich cart with his severance pay. He parks his cart on the sidewalk in front of his home. Bit by bit and after a lot of hard work, he was able to get some tables and chairs and has turned part of his house into a place where his customers can eat comfortably. Thanks to his job, he has been able to reach some economic stability and tranquility. They don’t lack for basic necessities and can enjoy a few family activities like trips. The most important thing for them is to want to work and to get ahead. He hopes to grow his business by modernizing it and opening other locations. He plans to buy supplies with the loan money.

In this group: Graciela, Saturnino, Mario, Roxana, Maria, Hercilia, Miryan, Mercedes Isabel, Liliana Janet, Judith
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman



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