A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy ingredients and supplies.

La Sinceridad Group's story

The La Sinceridad group is made up of 4 members who are good friends and have known each other for a long time.

Their various activities are detailed below:

Sara Melissa G. C. has sold groceries for the last year and a half. Her store is called “Gabriela” and it is located in her home, which is in Colonia La Concepción in the city of Danlí. Sara has won over her customers with good service and affordable prices. Her store has a pleasant appearance and the area where it is located has an agreeable ambience.

Wilmer Omar A. M. is a merchant; his main product is hot-dogs. He has been in this particular line of work for a year selling his product from a hot-dog cart called “Clásicos Delicia.” Mr. A. starts his business after the noon hour and he already has several spots where he sets himself up to sell. Every day, in the afternoon, he sets up at “Lubricentros Romero,” a place where lots of people come to have the oil in their vehicles changed and this particular “lubricentro” is the busiest in Danlí. Wilmer also goes twice a week to sell at the tobacco factories, especially on pay day, which is Friday. At nightfall, he can be found in Colonia La Concepción’s main street. He is asking for funding because his business is quite profitable; he is looking to get a second hot-dog cart and hiring someone to operate it under his supervision.

Mayra Lorena G. L. has sold new clothing for two years; she sells both at home and door-to-door. Mayra has two main locations that she frequents to sell: the village of Pataste, La Cebadilla and her own neighborhood. Mrs. G. has won over regular customers thanks to her affordable prices and the easy payment plans she offers; most of her sales are on credit and, when she goes to the places where she sells to collect, she also sells new merchandise.

Justa Elena G. L. sells popsicles, chocolate-covered bananas and juices; she has been in this line of work for two years. She related to us that the business has been very helpful to her because she was able to use the profits to buy a refrigerator. She sells her products from home. Her customers prefer her because of the exquisite flavor of her popsicles. During the school year, Elena takes a cooler full of her product to sell at the neighborhood school; she does very well here and she told us that often students will forego buying other snacks in order to enjoy her products. Currently, Elena does not have sufficient funds to get the ingredients she needs to make her popsicles and to buy the juices. Since the school year is about to begin, she wants to be able to meet the demand of all her customers thus, the reason behind this request for funds.

In this group: Sara Melissa, Wilmer Omar, Mayra Lorena, Justa Elena

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