A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy sweets.

Kollitas Group's story

The A.C. KOLLITAS group is beginning its second season. It is part of the Focal Point of Panamericana. It is composed of nine members, eight females and one male. The board consists of the president, Mrs. Olga; the treasurer, Mrs. Fidela; and recording secretary, Mrs. Lydia.

The president, Olga, is a 47-year-old woman who is married with three children. The other members decided she was the right person for the position.

With respect to her business, Olga has a candy stand in her own home. She also sells popcorn balls, which is a big draw for both adults and children. She notes that she has been in this business, which she started on her own, for 16 years. Her first loan was invested in merchandise, and she plans to do the same with the proceeds of the currently requested loan.

The other members of the association have businesses as merchants and service industry personnel.

In this group: Olga, Domitila, Fidela, Ana María, Lucio, Yola*, Lidia Wilma, Yola
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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