A loan of $1,200 helped a member investing in their businesses.


La Pinada De Santa Lucia Group's story

The La Pinada de Santa Lucia Group Nicolasa A. is the group's representative. For more than a year and a half she has run a store where she sells basic products such as sugar, oil, salt, eggs, soft drinks and candy. She also sells tortillas. She is very dynamic and hard-working and because of this she is well-known in her neighbourhood. This is helpful, since her customers know where to find her. She is trying to expand her business, and when her customers request new items she tries to get them to satisfy her customers. For example, she also sells gifts for different occasions as they are requested. She has demonstrated herself to be a very responsible woman, as she has been very punctual with her payments during her time with FAPE. She says she is very happy because she has many plans that she wants to achieve, so she is requesting this loan to invest in her business.

Maria Eduarda Garcia, another group member, sells tortillas, eggs, sausages, spicy pork sausages, tomatoes and other products that her customers request. She has five children and tells us how she is working hard to expand her business in order to, along with her husband, offer her children an education; they all go to school. She has always been an enterprising and responsible woman, as she always says that she has to make a good name for herself because it is an example for her children.

Beronica T. is the third group member. She sells gifts, cosmetics, shoes, baby clothing and a variety of items that her customers request. She says that she has been working hard in this business for four years and sees how, little by little, it is improving. She is a very obliging person and says that she wants to have another branch of her business in a more central area of her village. She has two children and says that her dream is to give them a good education and to improve their opportunities.

These group members are, beyond a shadow of a doubt, hard-working women who know what they want and daily demonstrate with their work that when you want to, you can achieve things. Without a doubt they have many plans for this loan they are requesting from Kiva.

In this group: Nicolasa , María Eduarda, Beronica Maribel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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