A loan of $1,125 helped a member food.

Mujeres Alegres Group's story

Happy Women

The Happy Women group is comprised of three women. Hermelinda Gilberta O. T. is the leader of the group. She is 25, and she sells fruits and soft drinks in the afternoons. She takes this opportunity to sell roasted corn on the cob. She started her business with help from her sister 12 years ago. She sold fruit in the offices close to where her sister was selling. The fruit that she sold was provided by her sister.

She was earning money, and she managed to buy her own fruit. She also sold sweets. Three years later she was able to have her own small stand on 35th Street Galerias del Sur in zone 11 in the capital. From there she was able to have a business stocked with sweets and fruits. Her biggest wish is to be able to excel in her small business and stock it with imported fruits.

Hilda T., another member of the group, has had a tortilla business in her house for eight years. Her family is comprised of five minor children. Her dream for her business is to be able to have another type of sales like firewood and beans to offer her customers.

The other member of the group, Ana Rosalia T. T., has been selling tortillas for five years. Her business is in her house. She has three minor children. Her biggest wish for her business is to hire another person to help her. She wants to do this in order to take care of the demand that she has in her business.

These women are requesting this loan because they have many plans and dreams for their lives. Therefore, they need the capital to work in their businesses.

In this group: Hilda Candelaria , Hermelinda Gilberta , Ana Rosaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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