A loan helped a member to buy products for her convenience store, such as drinks, breads, vegetables, fruits, canned goods, and other items.


Las Simpaticas Group's story

Seventeen members make up this group. They are women and heads of their households, and work in a united manner. The group is called Las Simpaticas. Each member has a business through which she fights to give the best to her family.

Esmilse is an example of hard work and sacrifice. Through sales in her convenience store she helps her family, especially her children. She wants to give them a dignified life without the need she experienced.

Little by little Esmilse has been doing better, and achieving what she has today. Her goal is to continue growing and improving more every day. She seeks this loan to buy products for her convenience store, such as drinks, breads, vegetables, fruits, canned goods, and other items. This will allow her to continue with her sales as she has been doing.

Note that only one person appears in the photo although this is a group loan. A group photo wasn't possible due to the social distancing requirements caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Marlene, Esmilse, María, Diana, Nancy, Erika, Natalia, Nancy, Carla, Emogena, Liz, Rosa, Adelaida, María, Norma, Elvira, Estelvina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It includes a basic health insurance plan.



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