A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy motoboat repair parts, clothing, firewood, beans, rice, sugar, margarine, oil, bread, coffee, salt, cookies, softdrinks, corn and wheat flour.

El Esfuerzo Group's story

The "El Esfuerzo" (Effort) group is comprised of three people who have a great desire to succeed. They have different business activities which are the following:

Mr. Dilmer T. is 30 years old and he sells firewood which he recovers from the sea. With his motorboat he pulls mangled tree remains out of the sea to be sold in neighborhoods around San Lorenzo. He plans to use the loan to repair his motorboat which is the soul of his business.

Don Jose Mario C. lives in a common-law situation with Mrs. Glenys Godines and they have two children. They live very modestly and he has plans to develop his business. For a year now he has been operating a grocery store out of his home where he sells all kinds of staple products.

Doña Claudia M. is a single mother and works hard to provide an income for her family which lives very modestly. She has an 8-year-old son. Claudia buys and sells new clothing. She works on a door-to-door basis in the neighborhoods and colonies in the city of San Lorenzo. She offers underwear, pants, shirts, nightgowns, blouses, and skirts.

All of the members are in need of a loan in order to further their business and take care of their families.

In this group: Jose Mario, Jose Dilmer , Claudia Lorena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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