A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy merchandise.

San Judas Tadeo De 1Ro De Enero Group's story

Mrs. Francisca is 50 years old and lives with her partner and two son who are both adults and independent; although the youngest still lives at home. Francisca is the president of the "San Judas Tadeo de 1ro de Enero" communal group and she was elected because of her charisma and leadership. She collaborated in the training of the group and introduced active women to it. She also proposed the group name "San Judas Tadeo" for the patron saint of work and "1ro de enero" because that's the name of the area where they live.

Francisca sells chicken in the Modelo Market in her area. She has been in the business for seven years. BefO. she was a homemaker because her children were still in school and they needed her support. Her husband was the one who ran the business at the market. Seeing that business was profitable they decided to buy land where they began selling. Now they have a two storey house and a car that he uses to provide taxi service. Francisca prefers not to stay in their current location and wants to buy property closer to downtown to open a similar business.

In this group: Felicia*, Justina, Aida Digna, Francisca Paulina, Lucila Bety, Milagros, Justo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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