A loan of $850 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables.

G. S. Fraternidad Group's story

José Antonio, 42, is single and has three children between the ages of 8 and 18. He sells fruits and vegetables in the market. He is asking for the loan to buy fruits and vegetables in order to have more inventory available to offer thus increasing profits.

Another member of the group is Sebastiana del Carmen, 49. She is married and has three adult children. Her husband is a merchant in Managua’s market; he sells clothing and shoes. She sells meat be it beef, pork or chicken. It’s worth mentioning that her business is located in her home.

Another group member is Maribel del Socorro, 26. She is a single mother of three minor children. She is a fruit and vegetable merchant in the market. She started her business with her own capital and with help from her mother who cared for her children. Today, what most affects her is the high transportation costs both to move her and to move her merchandise.

In this group: Sebastiana Del Carmen, Jose Antonio, Maribel Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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