A loan of $1,075 helped a member buy new clothes, accessories for women, wood furniture, pork and chicken, vegetables, corn flour, shortening, condiments, wheat flour, sugar, tripe, and firewood.

Simiente Escogida Group's story

The Simiente Escogia group is located in San Marcos de Colon. They are very united people, and they have been working for several years. What follows are details of the different activities they do in their daily lives.

Nelson Wilfredo Davia is 40, and he has three children who are dependent upon him. He sells new clothes in the San Marcos de Colon community. He has been doing this type of activity for five years. He also is in charge of the municipal gymnasium. He will use the loan to buy clothes. When he is working at the gym he takes advantage of that time to sell his sports clothes. He needs the income to cover the household expenses and to support his family.

Ruth Yanely M. is a very active person. She sells food like “nacatamales” (a traditional Central American dish similar to a tamale), tripe soup, and doughnuts. Ruth is married and has two children. Her husband works as a bricklayer at various buildings. Ruth is 35. She will use the loan to stock up on some food and materials to prepare her meals and sweets.

Ramon Antonio S. is a young carpenter. He has his shop in the Candelaria de San Marcos neighborhood in Colon. He has a two year old child. His wife waits on the customers and shows them the furniture that Ramon makes. Ramon has been doing this type of work for five years. He will use the loan to expand his facilities and show his furniture in his house.

In this group: Nelson Wilfredo , Ruth Yaneli, Ramon Antonio

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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