A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy shoes at wholesale for subsequent retail resale.

Cristo Rey De Nicolas De Pierola Group's story


Mery Z. C. is a hard working, dutiful woman. She has five children four of whom are married and one is still single. She sells a variety of foods like: picarones (pumpkin and sweet potato doughnuts), tamales and mazamorras (corn-based pastry). She also works selling AVON products and shoes for men and children (on order). She has been working for two years in order to afford medicine for her health. She used to do it only when required to meet some special need but now she does it continuously. At the same time she makes weavings (on order) like ponchos, scarves and sweaters for children. Mery has always enjoyed being a businesswoman.

Thanks to her dedication and financial and economic support from EDAPROSPO she has improved her business. She was also able to buy a few things like a refrigerator, a dining room set and other necessary utensils for the home.

She strives daily to improve service and satisfy customers. Her children help her pay for her medicine and are always watching over her.

She will use the loan that EDAPROSPO will grant to buy shoes at wholesale for subsequent resale on order. In time she’d like to have a candy shop and a restaurant to earn higher income.

In this group: Angelica Antonia, Ana Mirope, Jasmin Yrene, Julia, Mery, Alfredo Miguel, Maria Elisa*, Dora Gladis*, Roxana Patricia, Victoria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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