A loan of $1,300 helped a member purchase grocery items & ingredients.

La Criba Group's story

The solidarity group “La Criba” is located in the neighborhood of the same name. The area is half a block from central Terencio Sierra. The group consists of four women who are from the neighborhood. Their business activities are described below.

Sra. Delmis Marina F. A. is 39 years old and married to Sr. Marvin Geovani Rodriguez. They operate a bakery inside of their home. Doña Delmis and her four children are responsible for making the bread. Sr. Marvin sells the bread from his car and at home. She is requesting a loan to buy flour and eggs.

Sra. Luz Marina N. B. is 24 years old, single, and lives with her mother. When she was 21, Luz established a small business at home selling grocery products such as basic grains, cold drinks, etc. Her loan will be used to buy groceries and soft drinks. She hopes that her business will be the best in the area.

Doña Maria Digna C. is a 63 year old widow with five adult children who all live independently. She says that she has been managing her grocery business for approximately 35 years. Her loan will be used to buy vegetables, groceries, soft drinks, meats, and ingredients for making candy.

Greysi R. T. is 23 years old and in a common law marriage with Sr. Hector David Flores. They have a six year old child. Greysi sells candy and groceries. Her husband is currently outside of the country and sends remittances to invest in their home. Greysi will use her loan to buy meat, tortillas, lard, soft drinks, oil, potatoes, chicken, vegetables, and ingredients for making candy.

In this group: Delmis Marina, Luz Marina, Maria Digna, Greysi

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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