A loan of $4,400 helped a member operating capital for their respective businesses.

Paraiso De La Constancia Group's story

Isabel sells dairy products. She has three children who are 19, 12, and 2 years of age. Isabel started selling cheese, but she used the funding she received from FINCA to purchase a device for processing yogurt. She sells her products wholesale in Lircay. Despite being alone (without a spouse), she is able to support her children. With the loan she will receive, Isabel will buy labels to place on her products that are packaged in plastic containers and bottles. Her dreams incluD. owning a dairy factory and seeing an NGO help her friends by providing them work.

Raymunda sells meat, milk, cheese, and eggs. She is married and has eight children who range in age from 2 to 17. Before Raymunda only sold 50 blocks of cheese, but thanks to the loans that she has received, she now sells 200 blocks of cheese and 200 eggs a day. This has allowed her to improve her economic situation and social standing. With the current loan, she will buy a dairy cow to increase her business as well as more chickens. Her goal is to see her sons become outstanding professional men.

Florentina is married and has twelve children ranging in age from 6 to 33. She started her business selling undergarments. Previously she was not able to read, but now she sells clothing and has her own vending stall at the market. Florentina is currently recovering from an appendectomy. She has taken advantage of the loans to invest in her business. Her dreams are to have a well-stocked clothing store and see her children become professionals.

In this group: Delia, Isabel, Benedicta, Saturnina, Martha, Mercedes, Rufina, Florentina, Teofila, Luisa, Marcelina, Lucila, Martha, Gregoria, Julia, Juliana, Artemia, Ana Santa, Adit

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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