A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy ingredients, raw materials, and merchandise.


Emprendedoras De German Busch Group's story

Josefina H., 53, is married and the mother of four children. She indicates that this is the first time she has requested a loan thanks to a close friend of hers who invited her to do so. Seven months ago she started to sell prepared meals and she needs to buy a carafe and consumables for her business. She also has acquired a stall in the 16th of July marketplace. The group that Josefina belongs to is called Emprendedoras de German Busch (German Busch Enterprisers) and all its members need financing to buy ingredients, raw materials and merchandise, according to the type of work they do. Some may be seamstresses, others may make shoes, some sell gifts, vegetables, detergents, sitll others tend to stores. Led by their group president, recording secretary and treasurer, they are developing their group's bylaws.

In this group: Elida Wilma, Josefina, Francisca, Elena, Santiago, Veronica*, Beatriz Raquel, Silvia Dominga, Bertha
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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