A loan of $1,350 helped a member purchase a freezer, shelving, and other supplies.

El Mar Group's story

The solidarity group “El Mar” (The Sea) consists of Dina Guadalupe Pavón O., Margelia del Socorro B., Martha Lisbeth A. Solís, and Calidonia F.. These four women work in different business activities, but what they have in common is their struggle to get ahead.

Dina is 38 years old and serves as the group coordinator. She started a grocery store seven years ago. Even though she is now stocked with more products and merchandise, what would help her business stay in operation is a freezer, shelving, and other supplies. Margelia is a saleswoman who offers Avon products and also takes on sewing jobs by accepting orders. Martha sells meats and vegetables from her home and as a street vendor. Finally, Carolina sells both new and used clothing.

Most of these women have children who are teenagers, so their dream is to provide them everything they need to become successful professionals.

In this group: Dina Guadalupe, Margelia Del Socorro, Martha Lisbeth, Calidonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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