A loan of $3,775 helped a member purchase merchandise.

Sol Y Estrellas Group's story

This group is called “Sol y Estrellas” (Sun and Stars) because that is the original name. The group is located in the State of Mexico and consists of eleven members.

Yolanda González is a member of the group. She is 40 years old and has a sixth grade education. Yolanda works as a merchant and has four children, two daughters and two sons. She has a grocery store that she started seven years ago. Yolanda is requesting a loan to restock her store with more merchandise. Her customers include neighbors and acquaintances from the same community since it is the only store in the area. Yolanda was very excited when she applied for her loan. She wants to use the funds to increase her sales. In addition, she hopes to help her children do well in school and continue their studies.

In this group: Yolanda, Maria Tomasa, Blanca Leonor, Rosa Maria, Angelica, Eva, Elvira, Alicia, Rosa Maria, Fabiana, Juliana*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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