A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase beans, rice, sugar, butter, oil, salt, meat, ice cream, firewood, corn, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, churros, soft drinks, and juices.

El Puente Group's story

The group El Puente is located in the neighborhood Jazmines Trojes El Paraiso and is comprised of three people who own their own businesses and have a lot of experience in administration of them. They know each other very well since they all live near one another. They decided to form the group in order to apply for a loan to invest in their businesses, because they do not have adequate guarantees and are not subject to national banking credit. The loan will be used to buy more merchandise to meet the demand of their customers. This will enable them to improve their sales and thus have profits to improve the lives of their families.

Dilcia has a grocery store, Iris sells firewood and tortillas and Mario has a grocery store.

In this group: Dilcia Marina, Iris Jackeline, Mario Rolando
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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