A loan of $3,100 helped a member continue construction on home.

Solidaridad Group's story

Aidee's husband is a construction worker and it was his idea to proviD. lunch options to his workers. This is how Aidee began her food preparation business. Initially she was timid but enthusiastic to work. She began to cook and her husband's workers were so happy with the food that they began to recommend her to others. In this way, Aidee increased the number of diners she served.

She also began to work at a local cafeteria to generate more income. With her earnings she has been able to advance construction on her home and to help her husband with household expenses.

Aidee wishes to have a restaurant in her home. She has some space but it's not enough, so she is currently renting out the space to build capital. With the loan EDAPROSPO will proviD. she will be able to continue construction by plastering the walls with cement. Soon she will achieve her dream of having her business in her home, which is important because her house is on an avenue with a lot of foot traffic. She is sure the business will do well because she has help from her family.

* Aidee is wearing a purple shirt.
* The young man that appears in the photo is a visitor; he was previously a member of the group.

In this group: Rosa, Maritza, Estela Lucinda, Rosario Martina, Teodora, Mirian Carmela, Digna, Aidee Elizabet, Leslye Fabiana, Yvon Yicela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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