A loan of $2,150 helped a member purchase entryway tables and bamboo chairs.

Miosotis 1 & 2 Group's story

Santa is one of the members of the Grupo Miosotis 1 y 2 (Miosotis Group 1 and 2), which is maD. up of 10 microenterprising women who sell clothes, shoes, cosmetics, and decorations, etc. Her family consists of her, her husband, and three children. She tells us that her most difficult challenge is getting a big place to do her business, and that her favorite activities are reading and painting pictures. This group is located in L. Alcarrizos, a growing community located on the outskirts of the Santo Domingo province, north of the city. It is an industrial area with a large population.

Santa is very excited to receive her second loan through Kiva partner Esperanza Internacional, after having satisfactorily paid her prior loan and having taken a step toward growing her business. She has had her business for about four years, which she began with a small investment of less than $50 USD. She put a display case in her house and thus started selling. Plans are to invest her new loan in the purchase of two entryway tables and various chairs maD. of bamboo. Her business is based in the sale of decorative items, which has been well accepted in the community. She plans to reinvest her earnings in her business to make it grow. Her dream is to follow in the ways of God, be a good businesswoman, and be able to build her house and a big commercial center.

In this group: Santa, Ana, Lucia, Arcadia, Alexandra, Juliana, Maria, Eugenia*, Juana, Altagracia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley

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