A loan of $950 helped a member to buy clothing for her business.

Santa Lucia Group's story

Rebeca C. Vallecillo has a small bookstore and also sells new and used clothing. This 25 year old woman began with the help of “Asociación de Promotores de la Cultura,” where she studied computing and received a loan to start a business.

It was then, at the end of 2005, that C. started her small bookstore and later, in order to grow it, she began borrowing and invested the money in her clothing and cosmetic business. She will use the money from this loan to buy packs of clothing and cosmetics, as this is her busy season and these products are in high demand.

Her fellow members are Idalia U. who sells soft drinks, food, and cosmetics; Karla C., age 21, who began selling nacatamales, a typical dish normally enjoyed on the weekends, 2 ½ years ago in order to pay for her tuition for nursing school; and Heysell Carolina C. who sells cosmetics.

In this group: Karla, Neysi, Idalia, Heysell

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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