A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy general merchandise, shoes, Mexican products and candles.

Grupo Solidaro Cristal Group's story

Maria Florinda T. Boror is a widow. She has 3 grown-up children who are already married. She lives in a very quiet community. She is 55 years old and lives in her own home.

Doña Flori sells shoes. She started out selling used clothes and shoes 35 years ago in Villa Nueva's old market. She currently sells from premises in the new market. She sells ladies', men's and children's shoes. Florinda is requesting a loan to buy all kinds of shoes wholesale because she makes more income during this season.

Sonia Briggit G. R. has 3 children; an 8 year-old girl who is in school and two older children who have lived in the United States for 6 years. Sonia is married and her husband helps her financially with the household expenses. She has been a saleswoman for 8 years. She started out selling food and then sold used clothing. Little by little she increased her profits and was able to rent premises in the market where she currently sells Mexican products. She is requesting her second loan to buy more merchandise since this is her best sales season.

Rigoberto Estrada is single. He is 25 years old and lives with his mother. He has 3 siblings who are all grown up. Rigoberto started out selling spices and then candles (different types of candles including all kinds of scented candles). He makes deliveries on his motorbike. Rigoberto has two premises in the market and sells wholesale. He has been working with FAPE for 3 years and is requesting a loan so that he can buy merchandise because he doesn't have enough right now.

In this group: Sonia Briggit, Rigoberto, Maria Florinda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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