A loan of $450 helped a member to purchase cheese, plantains, cabbages, oil, and other products.

El Espino Group's story

The group “El Espino” (The Hawthorn) consists of three hardworking and enterprising women who are originally from Nindiri. They have participated in 14 loan cycles with ADIM and have emerged as good clients. Three of their loans were provided through Kiva. They have also participated in training classes provided by ADIM and, according to them, have learned very much.

The group coordinator is Sra. Vilma, age 54. She manages a “fritanga”, a popular type of restaurant that sells fried foods. Vilma will invest her loan in the purchase of cheese, plantains, cabbages, oil, and other products. On the weekends she prepares soups, including those that contain chicken.

Vilma has eight children. Her youngest child is 16 years old and the only one who is still a dependent. During his free time, he helps the other two employees in Vilma’s business. In the future, Vilma wants to invest in butchered pigs.

The other two members are as follows:
• Silvia María, age 24, started out selling jewelry, but now she has a very profitable business selling tortillas.
• Nidia has been buying and selling corn for two years.

In this group: Vilma , Silvia María, Nidia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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