A loan of $800 helped a member to buy pork, beef, chicken, potatoes, cassava, tomatoes, green chilis, garlic, lemons, salt, beans, rice, corn, soft drinks, toilet paper, butter, margarine, oil, soap, milk, bananas, cabbage, tomato sauce, juice, candies, cheese, condiments, sausages, bread, coffee and cookies.

San Jose Group's story

The San Jose group is located in San José neighborhood, in the city of San Lorenzo. The group has three members: two women and one man. They have all known each other and worked together for quite a long time. We will now describe the different business activities that they pursue.

Dania C. A. is married and her business is selling essential food products. She has a grocery store in her home and it is clear that she has known how to run it. It is well ordered and stocked. Her customers prefer her store since her prices are affordable for locals in the neighborhood.

Seydi Xiomara L. C. is a young, single woman. Her business is selling snacks such as tacos, enchiladas, slices of fried plantain and lunches. Seydi is a determined woman and efficient in her negotiations. She is very shrewd and always fulfils her expectations. She will use her loan to buy supplies for making her snacks.

Alex Adan C. A. is single and his business is selling essential food products. He has a grocery store located in his home. He has been in this business for 4 years and has an established customer base He will use his loan to buy groceries to stock his business.

The members of this group have a great desire to get ahead in their businesses and provide their families with a better quality of life.

In this group: Dania, Saydi Xiomara, Alex Adan

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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