A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy clothing, firewood, lime, corn, rice, beans, sugar, butter, oil, margarine, toilet paper, coffee, bread, biscuits, sauces, pasta, salt, churros, soft drinks, and juices.


Marcelino Group's story

The Marcelino group consists of three women who are neighbors and close friends. They decided to start this group to get ahead in their businesses and with their families. Here are their activities:

Wendy sells products for everyday use; she runs a store from her home. She has 4 children, who are in school. She has been trading for more than 5 years, and can count on her husband's support. In her spare time, she goes to church.

Maria Eufemia makes and sells tortillas from her home. She wakes up at 4 am every day to make her delicious tortillas.

Maria Juana has been selling American-style clothes for the last 4 years. She is a single mother and has 3 children.

The loan will be used to buy clothing, firewood, lime, corn, rice, beans, sugar, butter, oil, margarine, toilet paper, coffee, bread, biscuits, sauces, pasta, salt, churros, soft drinks, and juices.

In this group: Wendy Yohana, Maria Eufemia , Maria Juana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ross Forman



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