A loan of $1,125 helped a member compra de gallinas, harina de maiz, cal, leña, agua, fosforos, arroz, azucar, manteca, frijoles, leche, refrescos, aceite, huevos, candelas, sopas, pastas, espaguetis, salsas, margarina, sal, condimentos, sopas instantaneas.


El Zapote 3 Group's story

The El Zapote Group is made up of 4 struggling women who have a strong desire to get ahead. The following details the various businesses in which they are engaged:

Angela O. V. is an enterprising woman who has been selling chickens for the past 12 years. She is the mother of 4 school-aged children. Angela and her husband work hard so their family will get ahead. Her husband works at a shrimp farm and in their free time, they visit their parents and their brothers. They will use the loan to buy chickens.

Lizhet del Carmen O. is an enterprising young woman who makes tortillas in her home and sells them. Lizhet is single and lives with her parents who she helps financially by covering their household expenses. She gets up every day at 4:00 in the morning to make her delicious tortillas and goes out to sell them in the community. In her free time, she goes to church. She will use the loan to buy corn flour, lime, firewood, and water.

Blanca Luz O. is a hard-working woman who sells general consumer products. She has a small general store. Blanca gets up at 5:00 in the morning to take care of her customers. She and her husband have helped their family get ahead. The loan will be used to buy merchandise to supply her business.

Deysi Isabel V. sells general consumer products. She has owned a general store for the past 6 years. Deysi is the mother of 4 school-aged children. She gets up at 5:00 in the morning to take care of her customers and send her children to school. In her free time, she attends church. The loan will be used to buy merchandise to supply her general store.

In this group: Blanca Luz, Angela, Lizhet Del Carmen, Deysi Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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