A loan of $875 helped a member to buy merchandise: clothes and cosmetics.


El Esfuerzo Group's story

The group "El Esfuerzo" is comprised of three determined, hardworking women who, with much effort, have built their businesses. María Eugenia Cuaresma Gutiérrez is the coordinator of the group, and has a small business selling clothes and cosmetics on order, which has helped her to get ahead. Teresa de Jesús R. is 42 years old, and since 1999 has sold cosmetics and gold, silver and costume jewelry. With her earnings she has been able to provide her two children, who are her main workforce, with a comfortable life and a good education. Kenia del Socorro B. Silvia has sold cosmetics through catalogs for 16 years, this has helped her to continue her studies and enabled her to provide for her needs.

In this group: María Eugenia, Teresa De Jesús, Kenia Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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