A loan of $2,100 helped a member for bananas, chicken, beef, cosmetics, clothes, etc.

La Union 1 & 2 Group's story

Juana is one of the members of the “La Unión 1 y 2” (The Union 1 & 2) group. They are micro enterprisers dedicated to clothing sales, sales of natural products, shoe sales, teaching, food sales, etc. in the city of Hato Mayor, one of the country’s most rural cities whose economy depends on agriculture.

This Esperanza associate is the mother of 10 children who she has raised with many sacrifices and much effort together with her spouse. For the last 18 years she has been in business to generate additional family income. She started her business at home with a little money she was able to obtain.

She has been collaborating with us for 4 years now and is getting her 8th loan. Each previous loan has been repaid satisfactorily and she has maD. some good investments.

She currently operates a “fritura” (fried fast food stand) and a “fantasía” (a small cosmetics and women’s accessories store).

Juana is planning to invest the money from the new loan purchasing chicken, plantains, meats, etc. but also some cosmetics, clothes, shoes and accessories, etc.

She will use her profits to finish building her house that she’s been building little by little.

Her favorite pastime is negotiating and her main challenge is keeping her business afloat.

In this group: Juana, Baldemiro, Madelin, Luisa, Porfirio, Amarilis, Santa, Maria, Arelis, Narda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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