A loan of $2,775 helped a member to invest in their businesses.

Perfume De Gardenias Group's story

This group is called “Perfume de Gardenias". It is made up of 10 clients. One member of the group is Mrs. Celia U. H., who is 49 years old. She tells us that she studied business at a secretary school but she never practiced it because she married. Ten years ago she decided to open a business sewing to get her family ahead. At the beginning it was difficult like in every business at the beginning. Little by little she was able to build her clientele in her own neighborhood. They would recommend her, and little by little her business grew and the earnings increased. The family acquired another machine to produce a greater number of pieces and to have a better quality product.

The children of the group members are their inspiration source. They will use the loan to invest in their businesses. Their worry has always been for their children not to lack for anything and for their businesses to grow and be more well known in the neighborhood.

In this group: Sandra Mayte, Monica, Celia, Alma Rosa, Adriana, Hilda Guillermina, Guadalupe, Claudia, Cecilia, Kiahuitl*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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