A loan of $775 helped a member invest More in Their Businesses.

Virgen De Fatima Group's story

This group is comprised of three women, who are represented by Claudia, 26. She has three children under 10 years old. Her business is a store located in her mother’s house. She has had her store for a year and a half. With help from her husband she was able to establish her business. She is requesting a loan in order to stock her store with more products to offer her customers, since the village she lives in is small and far from town.

Ana is widowed with two small children. She has sold tamales three times a week for two years. She sells tamales in her home and her customers already know her and seek her out. Her dream now is to raise her children and to give them a good life.

Berta works selling disposable products in Ciudad Quetzal where she rents a small shop. She has six children, three adults and three children. Her plan for this loan is to buy more products since there isn’t that much competition in the vicinity so it is important to have a variety of disposable products that her customers ask for.

These women have proven to be hard workers and in spite of setbacks have continued to move forward and have many plans that involve improving the quality if their families’ lives. The fact that Kiva supports them with microloans in achieving their plans and dreams is something that they greatly appreciate.

In this group: Ana Paulina, Claudia Elizabeth , Berta Mariana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Samantha Cerone

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