A loan of $1,900 helped a member to purchase drinks and candy for her business.

Las Emprendedoras De La Q Group's story

Sofia is a single mother with 4 children in her charge, one of whom now lives with his wife and the other three still depend on her. Sofia is a happy woman and also a responsible one, for which reason the village bank "Las Emprendedoras D. la Q" elected her as president. They chose the name "Emprendedoras" [Entrepreneurs] because they all identify as people that push development in their zone with their hard work and efforts; and "D. la Q" [of the Q] because they are all neighbors on the Q block.

Sofia sells sweets and sodas; sometimes she sells them in front of her house, other times she goes to the soccer fields to offer sodas to the seated players. When she is able, she takes advantage of other changes to make money, like participating in activities driven by the government that give her some extra income.

Sofia's dream is to see her children achieve college educations and be able to sustain their costs and those of their future families.

In this group: Sofia Victoria, Karin Carmen, Elisabeth Amparo, Mirtha Alicia*, Rosa Teresa, Maximino, Luz Carmen
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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