A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy a variety of clothes in different sizes; to buy traditional clothes wholesale and to buy flowers and vegetables.

Solidario Rosas De Saron De Sacatepequez Group's story


This community bank has three members. Susana S. O. is the group's representative. She is single and her business is selling women's, men's and children's clothes. She also sells Omnilife products (natural medicines). Susana has been a saleswoman from a very early age since her mother died when she was two years old and she was raised by her sisters who are saleswomen. Sheis requesting this loan to buy a variety of clothes in different sizes.

Graciela A. sells traditional clothes in the local market. She has been doing this for several years. She also has a small store located in her home that her husband works in while she is selling in the market. Graciela is requesting this loan to buy traditional clothes wholesale.

Margarita C. sells flowers and vegetables. She has been doing this for 35 years and, through her business, she has managed to support her children. She is a single mother. Margarita is requesting this loan to buy vegetables and flowers.

These three women work hard every day in spite of difficulties in life such as competition, lack of security and illness. They have a desire to continue working and so they are requesting capital to invest in their businesses. They know that with a good investment they will make progress together with their families. The women have received previous loans from FAPE and have proven themselves to be responsible and hard-working women.

In this group: Maria Susana, Margarita, Graciela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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