A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase food products and spices for tamales.


Solidario Betzabe Group's story

Betzabe Solidarity Group

This group consists of the following three women:

Maria Guadalupe is 19 years old, married, and has one child. For the past three years, she has been managing a store where she sells basic food products. She says that she needs a loan to buy merchandise for her store because there is great demand from her customers. Maria needs capital in order to work and increase her earnings.

Marta B. is 24 years old and has one child. She sells snow cones and fruits, but she also has been offering tamales at the market in her community for four years. Marta is requesting a loan to buy spices for flavoring the tamales. She is also in need of operating capital because she has recently experienced more demand from her customers.

Margarita C. S. is 42 years old, married, and has six children. She and her husband have been growing tomatoes and chili peppers for more than 20 years. Margarita says that these crops require a great amount of attention and compost. She helps her husband with growing these crops. Once the tomatoes and chili peppers are harvested, she sells them by the case at the market. She says she needs this loan to buy more seeds to store for moments when seeds are scarce and she is not able to buy them. Margarita will also buy compost to fertilize her crops so that they will develop well.

In this group: Margarita , Maria Guadalupe , Marta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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