A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy consumables.


Las Gardenias Group's story

Community Piggy Bank "LAS GARDENIAS"

The ten members are enterprising people. Thanks to their businesses they have achieved in getting ahead in spite of the inconveniences that are evident in all progress. With the income from these jobs, they are looking to improve the quality of life of their households.

Such cases are: Sara, who is the president of the group, decided to sell beer in her house four years ago. She did it because one time a situation arrived that was a little difficult, and the money from her husband did not cover the expenses of the house. At the beginning, she didn´t like it, because she only received a little profit, but after that she changed it so that she grew her business to incluD. candies. After a little bit of time like that, she could buy a playstation. The income was used for the education of her two younger children. Se needs the loan to invest in beer because it is the best sales that she has.

Silvia is 36 years old, married, and the mother of two children. What motived her to work was her two children. She is determined to give the best to them. A friend of hers invited her to participate as a helper in the sale of beauty products (Unique). At the beginning, she collected only a little income because she wasn´t very well known, but with time this changed due to her charisma and the good treatment that Silvia gave her customers. Currently, she has a number of buyers. The income from her sales is for the education and recreation of her children. The loan that she needs is for the investment for her recent grocery business.

In this group: Yuly Esther , Erick Fernando, Sebastian, Luisa, Sara Milagros , Norma Consuelo, Roger Evaristo*, Edgardo Humberto , Elea, Ernestina , Silvia Linda
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy McGinty



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