A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase accessories, clothing and decorative candles.


Mujeres Hacia El Progreso 2 & 3 Group's story

Margarita is one of the members of the Grupo Mujeres Hacia el Progreso 2 and 3, maD. up of 10 micro business owners. They all work selling clothes, natural products, shoes, food, etc. Her family is maD. up of her, her husband and her 3 children, 2 of whom live with her. She tells us that her most difficult challenge is caring for her children's health and being able to satisfy this need when the moment arises. She loves to watch television and help out at the church.

Margarita is very excited to be receiving her fifth loan at Esperanza Internacional after having paid off her previous loan satisfactorily and taken a step for her business' growth. She has had her business for around 5 years, which she started with her own resources, selling decorative candles. Margarita is planning on investing her new loan in purchasing various products such as decorative candles, clothing, and accessories. She is going to use her earnings to save and repair her house. Her dream is to be able to have her own well established business.

In this group: Margarita, Joselin, Ceferina, Ana, Maxima, Maria, Maria, Antonia, Hector, Juana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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