A loan of $1,975 helped a member purchase of merchandise for her shop.

Mujeres Rumbo Al Progreso Group's story

Sra. Estela has been working in her grocery store for three years. She has succeeded with a lot of effort and ceaseless work.

The beginnings of her business were not easy. She began selling at the gate of a high school on an itinerant basis with very few things to sell. Saving small sums she succeeded in opening a shop and also considered joining EDAPROSPO, which provided a lot of help through loans she was able to invest in inventory.

She has succeeded in having a bigger and better stocked store. She has also been able to help with the education of her children so that they are professionals. What she wants for the future is to maintain her shop and stock it with all that it needs. She will use her current loan to supply it with merchandise. For a year and a half Estela has been a member of the “MUJERES RUMBO AL PROGRESO “(Women Bound for Progress). She is the treasurer, and she and her colleagues try to make progress with their respective businesses.

In this group: Maria Antolina, Estela Guadalupe, Celestina, Juliana Miguelina, Olinda Geronima, Rogelia, Nolasco, Antonia Luz, Violeta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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