A loan of $3,000 helped a member operating capital.

San Martin Group's story

Luis Fernando represents the San Martin Group. The group is comprised of 13 members with low incomes. They are very hard-working and have the expectation of achieving more income. The women have had a friendship for a long time; they know each other through their businesses and as neighbors.

They work in different types of commercial activities like a grocery store, selling bread, cakes, cell phones, shoes, cosmetics, and making articles of clothing. Some have fixed stands and others are street vendors. If they have competitors, the members have the ability to move their stands and to diversity their merchandise to be able to get a daily income to support their families.

The loan is to buy merchandise, supplies, and tools to help them improve their daily income. For example, getting an electric sewing machine would really help Silvie to deliver her work more quickly. This would improve her daily income to support her children. She would be able to give them everything she always dreamed about, a better education and a better future for the whole family.

As far as their loan experience goes, the members are in their fourth cycle. They show a great desire to keep growing, honesty, and responsibility in their payments.

In this group: Luis Fernando, Maida, Cleotilde, Yanil, Dolly, Carla Lorena, Maritza, Celia, Viviana, Esmeralda, Concepcion, Marya Miguelina, Silvia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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