A loan of $850 helped a member purchase of firewood, staple foods, soft drinks, and fish.

El Esfuerzo Group's story

The group El Esfuerzo (The Effort) is located in Buena Vista Sur neighborhood in the city of San Lorenzo. It is made up of three people, all neighbors who have known each other for a long time. Following are the details of the different business activities they are involved in:

Mrs. Maria Angela N. R. is 36 years old, single, and sells staple foods (beans, corn, and rice) and soft drinks. She has been doing this for many years. She will use her loan to buy more staple foods and soft drinks. Maria has four children who depend on her, and she lives with their father.

Mr. Jose Dilmer T. Chirino is 30 years old, married, and has one child. He sells split firewood, and he also has two motorboats which he rents to others who sell firewood. His wish is to build his own house and buy a new motor for another boat. He will use his loan to buy firewood.

Mrs. Maria Auxiliadora Ortes F. is 36 years old, married, and has two children who depend on her. She sells fish. She will use her loan to buy more fish.

Their wish, as a group, is to work and continue progressing with their businesses to provide their families with a better quality of life.

In this group: Maria Angela , Jose Delmer, Maria Auxiliadora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shaun Haines

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