A loan of $2,025 helped a member to stock her business with new products.


Sel-Mar Group's story

This photo was taken in Sagrario's home. Sagrario is a member of the SEL-MAR group which is located in the State of Veracruz, in Mexico. In the photo you can see the group of ladies surrounding their merchandise. Sagrario has a stationery store that she set up 3 years ago. She is requesting a loan so that she can stock her business with new products. As she requests this loan, she is feeling very happy and satisfied. She is 37 years old and has her high school certificate. She is married and has 3 children: one daughter and two sons. She would like this loan to stock her business with new merchandise. She also hopes to increase her sales and buy a photocopier.

Selma is the group's president. She is 22 years old and also has her high school certificate. She is single and has been selling cosmetics and footwear for four years. She is requesting a loan to fill her orders. The group has 10 members and used Selma's name to create the group's name SEL - MAR.

In this group: Selma Iveth*, Patricia, Aurora, Maura Susana, Sagrario, Isidora, Guadalupe, Maria Barbara, Maricela, Margarita
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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