A loan of $2,400 helped a member to sell juice, smoothies and meals.

Sol Group's story

Eleazar is very happy with the loan that she is receiving as it will help her a lot in stocking her business selling juice and smoothies. She has owned her business for approximately six months. She set it up in order to make an extra income. She will buy oranges, beets, sugar, milk, chocolate, strawberries, apples, carrots etc. She says that she also washes and irons other people's clothes. She has been doing this for eight years since she is a single mother and has to get her young children ahead in their studies.

Eleazar is a very entrepreneurial and cheerful lady. She says that on Saturdays and Sundays she sells dinners outside her home. She sells fried tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, 'pozole' (meat and hominy stew) and 'aguas frescas' (fresh fruit drinks). She says that she has been in this business for five years and that her neighbors encouraged her to set it up because her cooking is very tasty. Eleazar's goal is to set up a restaurant in her home where her customers will feel at ease and comfortable when they come to eat.

The other nine members of this group are Silvia, Irma, Leshlye, Griselda, Laura Angélica, Blaca, Argelia, Anayeli and Librado. They would like loans to invest in a stationery store, a business making Mexican snacks, catalog shoe sales, ladies' and children's clothes sales, underwear sales, cooked corn on the cob sales, a grocery store and a bakery.

In this group: Silvia, Irma, Leshlye, Griselda , Laura Angelica, Blanca, Argelia, Anayeli, Librado*, Ma Eleazar
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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