A loan of $2,175 helped a member to rent a stand to sell fruit juices.

Jesus De Nazareth Group's story

Sandra Luz C. Calderón, 27, is single and has a daughter. She is the Secretary of the "Jesús D. Nazareth" communal bank.

She started working several years ago selling “anticuchos” (skewered, grilled meat) and home-maD. food on weekends at whatever markets occurred in Yauris because she had to earn money to pay for her university studies because the little economic help she got from her mother and step-father wasn’t enough.

She was about to graduate when she became pregnant and when the father of her child found out he abandoned her in her fourth month of pregnancy because he already had another family. Her mother helped her pay the costs associated with the delivery. Today, her daughter is the motivating force behind everything Sandra does.

Once her daughter was born she was able to finish her studies in Education and she took a 6-month position. When that contract ended she started to look for another position that was commensurate with her studies but, because she lacked experience, found no available vacancies. Due to her daughter’s needs she had to work at several jobs in a variety of shifts. She is now working as a street vendor selling juices and has been doing well. Her wish is to set up a juice bar.

(In the photo, Sandra is in the center of the group wearing a black and white sweatshirt).

The loan will be to rent a stand to sell fruit juices.

In this group: Sandra Luz, Leonor Almira, Berta Eva, Jesus Angel, Ana Paulina, Nancy Rosario, Rocio Rosario, Cecilia Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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