A loan of $1,075 helped a member purchasing corn, firewood, butter, blankets, plastic basins, wallets and ladies' and men's shoes.


Las Rosas Group's story

The group Las Rosas are close neighbors who are pleasant, sociable people who have a desire to improve their standard of living. Following below is more detail about each of the different activities they carry out:


NANCY has been making her living for two years by running a neighborhood grocery. She gets up at six in the morning to start helping her customers. She sells soft drinks, juices, soap, sugar, coffee, salsas and traditional baked goods, among other things. She lives with her 1-year old son and her husband, who works as a driver. She is requesting the loan to purchase butter, rice, spaghetti, soft drinks, baked goods and salsa because she needs to stock her grocery. Right now she has little in the way of products and needs to increase her stock in order to make a better profit. Her goal is to be able to convert her neighborhood grocery into a small market.
DOÑA EDIS has been making her living for two years by selling new and used merchandise such as wallets and ladies' and men's shoes as well as all manner of fashionable, formal children's shirts. Even though she has steady customers, she also goes house to house to sell to her neighbors and visits nearby regions. Edis sells $1,022.00 in merchandise and purchases $601.00 in merchandise which gives her a monthly profit of $421.00. She lives with her 15-year old son who is in his 2nd year of secondary school; her goal is to help him graduate. Her husband has been working in the United States for 12 years. He sends her remittances, and in this way she is able to meet her and her son's needs. Edis is requesting the loan in order to purchase wallets and ladies' and men's shoes. The high season is coming and this way she will be able to make a better profit.
KAREN has been making her living for 13 years by selling tortillas all day long. She gets up at four in the morning to make the tortillas. She has liked this business since she was a young girl. She lives with her husband and her three children. Karen has $23.00 in daily sales and spends $12.00, so earns a profit of $11.00. She needs the loan in order to purchase corn, firewood, lime and plastic basins.
and DOÑA DENIA is 51 years old. She has been making her living for 14 years by making and selling tortillas, which she delivers to an airport cafeteria in Tegucigalpa. Her tortillas are requested for tacos. She also has steady clients who pay her $15.00 a day; she spends $7.00, leaving an earnings of $8.00. She lives with her husband who works as a driver in a private company. This client's dream is to be able to sell more each day and make a better profit. She is requesting the support of the institution in order to purchase corn, firewood and napkins.

In this group: Nancy Karina , Edis Nohemi , Karen Yaneth, Denia Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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