A loan of $3,650 helped a member to make her business grow.

La Ceiba Group's story

María Nieves is a member of the “La Ceiba” (the Kapok tree) Communal Bank. Her business is selling groceries. She says that she inherited the business that her now deceased parents-in-law had. María has worked in the business for 25 years. She has three children, and two of them go to school. One of them is studying engineering, and a younger one is in elementary school. Her husband is a driver for a soft drink company.

María comments that her store was, and continues to be, the most well-known in the town because it has been there for so long. It was one of the first in the community.

Her dream is to use the loan to meet the needs of her customers who are loyal to her business.

Note: Forida S. A. is the one that cannot be seen well. She is the second one, going from left to right.

In this group: Cristina, Ana Maria, Adriana, Francisca, Matilde, Elodia Nomila, Juana, Anatolia, Florida, Maria Nieves

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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