A loan of $2,800 helped a member working capital.

San Carlos Group's story

"I always wanted to do something different because, if you do it well, you reach a better quality of life." These are Violeta's words. This 46-year-old, mother of two children, one of whom is now independent and the other still a student, has been a member of EDAPROSPO-PROSPERIDAD for a little more than a year. She is the group leader of the “SAN CARLOS” group, elected by the members for her charisma and enthusiasm.

Violeta, or Viole, as her friends call her, has a business called “Confecciones Viole” where she manufactures shoes, a service for women of all ages. She has had it for 15 years and, with her partner's help, shares tasks. While he manufactures the shoes, she takes care of marketing and sales, both from her home and with house-to-house visits with her customers.

Thanks to their hard work they managed to buy and build their house, even adding a second story, proviD. higher education for their children, and have a profitable life. Now, with the loan they are requesting, she intends to invest in raw materials for their work, although her greatest wish is to finish her house adding even a third floor, enlarge their workshop, and buy a car to save time and money in the purchase of raw materials and, finally, proviD. their youngest son with an education, to see him become a professional.

In this group: Filomena Antonia*, Roxana*, Santos Cleyber, Silvia Rosario, Sara Marleni, Maria Silveria, Violeta Aida, Asuncion, Elsa, Maria Teresa
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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