A loan of $900 helped a member to buy beans, rice, sugar, butter, oil, vegetable, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, pasta, sauces, bread, cookies, soap, churros, soft drinks, juices, sardines, chilies, corn, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, condiments, meats.


Laure Abajo Group's story

The Laure Abajo group is located in town of Laure Abajo and that's how the group received its name. The group is made up of 3 women who are very hard-working and who want to improve their lives. This loan will be used to invest in their businesses. Next, the details of their different businesses will be described.

Saturnina G. is 44 years. She is married to Benicio Baca who works in agriculture. They do not have any dependent children; all of their children are married. Saturnina sells beans, corn, sugar, soap, chicken, soft drinks, churros, etc. She has a small store in her home. She started her business 4 years ago and she has had good and bad experiences with her customers.

Marlen Lautany P. is 33 years old and she has two dependent children. Marlen sells tacos, enchiladas, soft drinks and fried chicken during the afternoons and weekends. Her greatest wish is that her family is well. She hopes her sales improve, so she can have greater profits and then she can cover all her household’s needs.

Glenda Marlin L. P. is 25 years old. She lives in a common-law marriage with Heriberto Mendez. She doesn’t have any children. She has sold groceries in her store for 3 years. She would like to have a baby in the coming months.

In this group: Saturnina, Marlen Lautany, Glenda Marilin
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson



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