A loan of $1,400 helped a member purchase of oil, rice, bananas, etc.


Jaritza Group's story

Rosa M. is 42 years old. Her husband sells vegetables in the wholesale market and has 6 children with Rosa: they are 18, 13, 12, 10, 9 and 8 years old. Rosa is the owner of a small store where she sells eggs, drinks, rice, sugar, etc. She wakes up at dawn to buy her store's inventory in the wholesale market. With the loan, she will better supply her store with oil, rice, and other goods, and thus improve her business. Rosa is the group coordinator; in the picture, she is in the blouse with red stripes and the jean skirt. The Jaritza group consists of 4 people who live in the semi-urban area called Paraiso de Guayaquil. Rosa will share the loan with the group. They sell bananas and oranges, car decorations, and meats. The group members commit to each other to jointly be responsible for repaying the loan.

In this group: Manuel Higinio, Georgina Elvira, Segundo Roberto, Rosa Celestina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall



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