A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase snacks, sodas, juices, meats, cheeses, butter, salt, fruits, vegetables, cornmeal, light bulbs, candles, hygiene products, household cleaners, firewood and lime.

Emanuel Group's story

Juan Bautista, Maria Estela, and Raul from San Lorenzo, Honduras formed the Emanuel Solidarity Group. As part of this group they will collectively serve as guarantors for each other’s loans.

Juan Bautista, who is 49 years old, married, and has two children, has operated a convenience store for the past 10 years, selling refreshments, basic foodstuff, and personal hygiene products. He has had three previous loans, all of which he used to invest in and grow his convenience store business. Juan Bautista is currently requesting a loan of HNL 8,000 which will be used to purchase merchandise for his store. He is very grateful for the previous financing he has received and aspires to continue expanding his business.

Raul is 58 years old, married, and lives with his wife and granddaughter in a house he built himself 19 years ago. He operates a small convenience shop, selling basic foodstuff, refreshments, and household cleaning products. Raul is requesting a loan of HNL 5,000 with which he will buy additional merchandise to sell in his store.

Maria Estela is 31 years old and married with five children. She has been selling tortillas from her home for the past two years, working seven days a week. Maria Estela gets up early every morning to grind the cornmeal that she uses to make fresh tortillas. This will be her first loan, and she is requesting HNL 5,000 to purchase corn, firewood, and lime—three essential inputs used to make fresh tortillas. Her dream is to eventually invest in a machine for making tortillas.

In this group: Juan Bautista, Raul, Maria Estela
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