A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy cleaning products.

Bella Maria Group's story

Mrs. Segunda is one of the members of the Bella Maria ("Beautiful Maria") Group.

For a long time Mrs Segunda worked with her husband making brooms. Because of their lack of experience, the business failed. Although it was very sad, they didn’t lose their enthusiasm and started another business selling cleaning products. It wasn’t easy to start this business because they had to overcome many obstacles including finding customers. It was difficult to become known, but despite these problems they succeeded and today feel very proud and happy to see the success of their business.

Mrs. Segunda labels, wraps and sells the cleaning products. It’s amazing to realize that they have been working for 30 years in this business and have been able to educate their children. One of them is a teacher and another will become a chef. This fills them with happiness. They have also been able to finish the first floor of their house. In the near future they are looking at the possibility of opening a store in their house so that they can sell the products directly to the public. Currently they only sell to the customers that they know. Both of them realize that their profits will increase and they would like to make their own products. And why not have their own brand? Mrs. Segunda is very grateful to EDAPROSPO because with their loans, their business has expanded little by little. She will use this loan for the same purpose, to buy more products since she has orders to fulfill.

*Mrs. Segunda is seated on the left side.

In this group: Bella Maria, Reynalda, Segunda Alejandrina, Veronika Beatriz, Cinthya Margot, Ana Luz, Sandra Beatriz, Rosmery, Maria Elena, Nelly

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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