A loan of $900 helped a member to buy papayas, melons, watermelons, oranges, cabbages, avocados, bananas, and medlars to sell in the market.

G.s. Fraternidad Group's story

Sebastiana del Carmen is married. Her husband is a merchant. Five people live in their house. She sells fruits and vegetables such as papayas, melons, watermelons, mangos, oranges, cabbages, avocados, bananas, and medlars in the market. She says that her business has gone well, and she has been able to increase the sales of her products. One of her sons helps her in this business, and so he also contributes to the family income.

José Antonio is single. He has three children who are in primary school. He also sells fruits and vegetables. His life has improved since he managed to use his earnings to improve his house and construct a new room.

Maribel del Socorro is a divorced mother. She has one son who lives with her. She sells fruits and vegetables. Her principal problem has been the lack of capital, since there have been times when other crops were available and she was not able to buy them. She wants to continue to invest in her business.

In this group: Sebastiana Del Carmen, Maribel Del Socorro, Jose Antonio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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