A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy perfumes, colognes, face creams, cosmetics and other items.

San Roque Group's story

Maria B. from the Remansito de _C.D.E. started the current committee. She contacted her neighbors and friends to join the committee in her community. It is called Denomina San Roque and is in its 7th loan cycle with 18 members. The group is known in its neighborhood as being very loyal and responsible with each other. Each member has her own independent business that she works hard with to get ahead. Mrs. Juana P. is one of the committee members and she sells cosmetics. With the first loan that she received she could begin her business, and now wants to improve it since every day she has more customers. Because of this she would like to build a room to show her products. She has been selling house to house with her customers and also selling in her home. In this way she has greatly increased her business. So, each member does a different job with a lot of sacrifice, and has been able to help her family. The work of each member is listed below: 1. Juana P. Cosmetics sales 2 Carmen L. Clothing sales 3 Basilia D. Clothing sales 4 Mabel L. Food 5 Arminda L. Clothing sales 6 Rosa L. Casual shoes sales 7 Gricelda L. Food 8 Gladys Ríos Clothing sales 9 Fátima P. Jewelry sales 10 Sergia D. Food 11 Mirian P. Clothing sales and garlic 12 María B. Fruit and vegetables sales 13 María Martínez Prepared food sales 14 María B. Clothing sales 15 Esfigenia Z. Chicken sales 16 Nelsi V. Copetín (snacks) 17 Teofila R. Food 18 Nancy T. Eggs and vegetables sales

In this group: Juana, Carmen , Basilia, Mabel, Arminda, Rosa, Gricelda, Gladys, Fátima, Sergia, Mirian, Maria, Maria , Maria, Esfigenia, Nelsi*, Teofila*, Nancy *
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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