A loan of $2,125 helped a member purchase of garments, drinks, meats, sausages, baked goods, herbs, cooking oil, candy, vegetables, fruits, treats, milk products, merchandise, sewing supplies, string, scissors, clothing items, cleaning products, leather, glue, accessories, etc.


La Esperanza Group's story

Ms. Laura P. started this group when she learned of the program organization. She invited her friends and neighbors to become part of the “Committee of Enterprising Women.” Ms. Lidia Melgarejo sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing, t-shirts, ladies’ pumps, shoes, linen goods, etc. This way she is able to offer a good variety of items to her customers. Ms. Laura P. sells clothing. She used her money to buy general clothing items and is able to offer her customers a variety of items. Ms. Ramona Villalba Benitez sells linen goods. She used her money to buy general linen goods and is able to offer a variety of good quality items to her customers. Ms. Maria Victoria Benítez sells plastic items. She used her money to buy tools of the trade so that she can increase her sales and income. Ms. Leonara R. sells refreshments. She used her money to buy more items so that she can offer her customers a good variety. Ms. Vanessa Noemi O. sells linen items. She used her money to buy general merchandise so that she could offer her customers a good variety of items. Ms. Magdalena C. sells food and drinks. She used her money to buy ingredients to make the food and drinks so that she could offer good service to her customers. Ms. Zulma L. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy items so that she can offer a good variety to her customers. Ms. Petrona B. sells food. She used her money to buy ingredients and was able to offer greater variety to her customers. Ms. Sindulfa L. is a seamstress. She used her money to buy materials for her work (string, scissors, cloth, accessories, etc), allowing her to offer a greater variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Alberta M. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy more items, allowing her to offer more variety to her customers. Ms. Gladis S. has a food kiosk. She used her money to buy baked goods, drinks, milk products, and cold cuts, allowing her to offer a good variety of food and merchandise to her customers. Ms. Dionisia B. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing items so she could offer a good variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Maria Rossana E. sells fruit. She used her money to buy fruit in order to offer greater variety to her customers. Ms. Francisca V. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing items so she could offer a good variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Myrian Vazquez sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing items so she could offer a good variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Lilian Melissa O. sells bed sheets. She used her money to buy materials for her work (accessories, cloth, laces, etc) allowing her to offer a greater variety of sheets to her customers. Ms. Veronica G. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing items so she could offer a good variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Maria Isabel O. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing items so she could offer a good variety of garments to her customers. Ms. Gabriela M. sells linen goods. She used her loan money to buy items so that she could offer a greater variety of merchandise. Ms. Luisa M. sells general clothing items. She used her money to buy clothing to refresh her inventory and offer a greater variety of garments for the season. Ms. Ana Alicia Espinosa sells various arts and crafts. She used her money to buy materials for her work (accessories, glue, hair laces, etc) allowing her to offer greater variety to her customers.

In this group: Laura, Ramona , Maria Victoria , Leonarda , Vanessa , Magdalena , Zulma , Laura , Petrona , Sindulfa , Albrta , Gladiz, Dionisia , Maria Rossana , Francisca , Myrian , Lilian , Veeronica , Maria Isabel , Graciela *, Luisa *, Ana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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