A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy inventory and ingredients.


Espuma De Mar Group's story

This group is called “ESPUMA DE MAR” (Sea Foam) and is made up of 10 ladies. Rufina Martínez is a member of the group and has two daughters and three sons. She has a fifth grade education and started a grocery store in the State of Mexico 15 years ago. She is asking for this loan so she can buy inventory, such as canned goods, milk, eggs, rice, beans, sugar, soap, and cold cuts. She wants to have more customers every day and wants her business to prosper so that she can enjoy a better financial situation with her family.

Hermelinda Hernández, age 39, is a member of this same group. She is married and has two children. She has a sixth grade education and has been selling Mexican food for about three years. She is asking for this loan to invest in more products so that she can offer her customers a greater variety. She feels that they are satisfied because they tell her that her food is delicious. She tells us that her plans are to expand her business in the future so that she can serve more customers. This business is her family’s biggest source of income.

In this group: Silvia, Annel, Marcelina, Felix, Laura, Hermelinda, Enriqueta, Sandra Luz, Rufina, Cristina*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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