A loan of $1,950 helped a member working capital.


San Jose Group's story

The group “San Jose” is represented by la señora Paola and consists of 10 members, of whom 7 are women and 3 are men. The group is notable because the members know each other well and are very unified. Paola has a son and currently rents her dwelling. She sells comforters at wholesale in markets and stores. She expects to grow little by little and expand her business and support her son. She has to be both mother and father to him. The rest of the group has various activities. The majority sell food or pastries; some are taxi drivers, mechanics and do auto body work. The competition in these businesses is stiff, but the members can rely on long experience in their work. This loan is for working capital, which the members will invest in merchandise or tools for their shops or ingredients for their food stands; in this way, they will make more money for household expenses. The bank has substantial experience with this group: this is not the first time they have applied for a loan from our institution.

In this group: Paola Cristina, Carla Lorena, Rinmy Wagner, Aida, Omar Sixto, Yerko Antonio, Maria Elena, Maria Jose*, Carmen Rosa, Veronica Carmen
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Schell


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