A loan of $4,050 helped a member purchase of more merchandise such as: milk, rice, beans, cookies, oil, beverages, and other items for her store.


La Cabañita Group's story

This group is called “The Little Cabin”. They decided to give it this name because they meet in a small cabin at the group representative’s house. This story is about Ms. Natividad G. G., since she is the representative of the group.

She is 37 years old, married to Porfirio, with whom she has 2 children: José Alberto and Karen Arlet. Both children are in primary school, one in sixth grade and the other in fourth grade. She has had a grocery store for 4 years.

She chose this activity because she had to find a way to help her husband with the household expenses and their children’s education. She also wanted to improve their standard of living and, the fact that the business is a good income producer, is the reason she decided on this type of enterprise.

She plans to use the loan she received to continue investing in her store. She would like to purchase additional merchandise such as: salt, sugar, rice, beans, soups, beverages, waters, juices, eggs, oil, soap, toilet paper, candles, and many other products that she’s missing, in order to have a good variety of merchandise and a well-supplied store.

Her business is serving her well, as her earnings allow her to support her children in their studies as well as to improve their quality of life. In addition, she is saving to buy a computer for her children so they can use it to do their homework.

Nati states that her goal is to expand her business, and she would like to build a larger locale in order to grow much more and convert it into a store that is well-stocked and generates more income for her. She is also thinking about installing a pharmacy, as there are none in her community.

She states that she knows her associates very well, and comments that they are very responsible, hard-working and trustworthy people who have a great desire to get ahead and succeed. Likewise, at no point have they defaulted or been late with their loan payments.

She gives thanks to the lenders on Kiva, for giving her this opportunity and their trust but most of all, for believing in her. Thanks to their help, she can invest in her business and look forward to a brighter future.

The members of the group and the activities they carry out are:

Isabel L. M. – Fruits and vegetable sales Honorina V. V. – Fruits and vegetable sales Leticia M. R. – Fruits and vegetable sales Jeammy G. R. – Beverage sales
 Elvis S. G. - Fruits and vegetable sales Natividad G. G. – Grocery store
 Maria Félix G. M. – Candy sales
 Yurivia G. L. – Candy sales
 Hortensia M. ZaM. – Poultry sales
 Elena V. M. – Grocery store
 Adelina G. O. - Fruits and vegetable sales Crisanta R. B. - Fruits and vegetable sales Carmela A. M. - Fruits and vegetable sales Adelina G. O. – Perfume sales
 Cipriana R. M. – Candy sales
 Carmen B. R. - Fruits and vegetable sales

***The woman in the yellow blouse, seated and holding a little girl, is not part of the group****

Da las gracias a los prestatarios de kiva, por darle la oportunidad y confianza, pero sobre todo por creer en ella, puesto que gracias a su ayuda pudo invertir en su negocio y asi tener un mejor futuro.

Los integrantes del grupo de la cabañita y las actividades que realizan son: Isabel L. M.-venta de frutas y verduras Honorina V. V.-venta de frutas y verduras Leticia M. R.-venta de frutas y verduras Jeammy G. R.-venta de refrescos Elvis S. G.-venta de frutas y verduras Natividad G. G.-tienda de abarrotes Maria Félix G. M.-venta de dulces Yurivia G. L.-venta de dulces Hortensia M. ZaM.-venta de pollos Elena V. M.-tienda de abarrotes Adelina G. O.-venta de frutas y verduras Crisanta R. B.-venta de frutas y verduras Carmela A. M.-venta de frutas y verduras Adelina G. O.-venta de perfumes Cipriana R. M.-venta de dulces Carmen B. R.-venta de frutas y verduras ***La señora sentada de blusa color amarillo con una niña en brazos, no forma parte del grupo****

In this group: Isabel, Honorina , Leticia , Jeammy , Maria Elvis , Natividad , Maria Félix , Yurivia, Hortensia , Elena , Adelina , Crisanta , Carmela, Isabel, Cipriana, Carmen
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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