A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy school supplies.

Estrellas Group's story

The "Estrellas" (Stars) communal association, that is part of the Panamericana focal center, has 10 members. The woman are involved in the following businesses: sweatshirt sales, potato and dehidrated potato sales, sale of vegetables, school supplies and clothing; some provide public transportation services.

One of the members, Ana María V., 48, has been a member for a year; she was invited to join by a girl friend. She sells school supplies and her highest sales occur at the beginning and half way through each year. During the rest of the year, sales are regular. She has her business in the 16 de Julio market and she has various customers.

Ana María will use the funds to buy school supplies, such as: notebooks, paper, etc.

In this group: Ana Maria, Modesta, Bacilia, Manuela, Olimpia Isidora, Walter Francisco, Joaquina, Juana, Nilda Bertha, Adela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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