A loan of $4,600 helped a member to buy beauty supplies, clothes and gifts.

Alvaro Carrillo Group's story

This group is called 'Álvaro Carrillo'. The group's representative is 35 year-old Catalina C. López. Catalina is a single mother who has a 10 year-old son in elementary school. She owns a beauty salon where she provides customers with haircuts, hairdos, manicures, pedicures, hair dyes, highlights, etc. She also sells clothes, sporting goods and household goods. Catalina requested this loan to buy more products such as clothes, colorings, dyes and other products that she needs for her beauty salon.

Ambrocia Eutiquia R. González is another member of this group. She is 67 years old and was widowed 16 years ago. She gave birth to 6 children. 3 of her children are alive and 3 are dead. Ambrocia also has 3 grandchildren in her care who are in high school. Her business is selling soft drinks and water. Thanks to her business, she has been able to provide her family with food in spite of the problems that she has faced. She has always known how to get ahead in life. An additional income that Ambrocia has is the pension that she has received since the death of her husband. The most difficult situation that Ambrocia has faced is that, at her advanced age, she has suffered a lot of health problems. However, in spite of this she has always fought hard to get herself and her grandchildren ahead in life. Ambrocia requested this loan so that she could continue getting ahead and provide her grandchildren with an education. She would like her grandchildren to prepare themselves for a better future and new opportunities. Ambrocia is grateful to Kiva lenders for their great generosity and support.

The members of this group are: 56 year-old Antonia who sells perfumes, 57 year-old Epifania who sells clothes, 66 year-old Feliza who sells cheese, 28 year-old Criselda who sells purified water, 27 year-old Alicia who sells clothes, 51 year-old Paula Zacarías R. who sells furniture, 35 year-old Catalina C. who runs a beauty salon, 56 year-old Minerva who sells Mexican food, 38 year-old Juana Marisol who buys cosmetics and hardware to sell, 67 year-old Ambrocia who sells soft drinks and water, 37 year-old Cecliia who sells snacks and 51 year-old Vicenta who sells soft drinks.

In this group: Antonina Florencia, Epifania, Feliza Antonina, Criselda Guadalupe, Alicia , Paula Zacarias, Catalina, Minerva, Juana Marisol, Ambrocia Eutiquia, Cecilia Indalecia, Vicenta Jacinta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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