A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy merchandise such as sheets, quilts etc.

Las Sirenitas Group's story

This group is called Las Sirenitas (The Mermaids) because the members of the group all come from the coast and they wanted a name that showed their connection to the sea.

Señora Inés L. H. is a member of the group. She is a single mother of two children, Eleazar aged 9 and Néstor Daniel aged 4. Her job is selling bed covers from a catalog. She chose this business because it fits in with family life, she doesn’t have to neglect her children, and the work is near where she lives. Inés believes it is a very good way of earning a living. The loan she receives will be used to buy more catalogs and merchandise such as sheets, quilts, baseboards, cushions, pillow covers, and perfumes.

Inés says that her business is greatly benefitting the people in her community since she gives them the chance to buy her products on a payment plan so they don’t have to be without money. They can buy what they need in installments.

Her dream is to see her children grow up and to be able to use the profits from her business to help them continue with their education and get good jobs so they will have a bright future.

Inés notes that the people in her group are confident, responsible, and very hardworking, and they have got to know each other well. She is grateful to the donors for putting their trust in these women who struggle to make ends meet every day.

The following people are part of the group:

Inés L. H.--catalog sales (group representative)

Yuridia Marroquín Ramírez--poultry store

Asunción P. Jiménez--embroiderer

Rita Mayra Dionisio P.--embroiderer

Sara Juárez Gómez--clothes store

Rosaelia Damián M.-raw materials

Ana Martha garcía López-raw materials

Carmen C.--soft drinks stand

Inés Martínez Rendón--clothes store

Aurelia A.--sewing and notions shop

In this group: 
Inés, Asuncion, Ines, Rita Mayra, Sara, Rosaelia, Ana Martha, Carmen, Ines, Aurelia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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