A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy meat, chicken, ham, cheese, eggs, corn and cassava.


San Francisco Group's story

The 15 members of this group have a variety of businesses; the most common involve the sale of snacks such as empanadas, tortillas, croquettes, grilled meat, etc. Most of the group members are mothers and heads of households, which implies an enormous daily sacrifice to be able to get ahead with their families.

This group is in its 4th loan cycle. The sense of responsibility and the desire to make progress that each one of the members has shown in their attendance at the training meetings cannot be overstated.

Silvia has a business making and selling food. She gets up very early every day to prepare the food that she is going to sell. She says that all of the sacrifices she makes are to ensure that her children do not face the same work and educational limitations that she did, and so she works doubly hard to provide her children with the kind of opportunities that she did not have.

In this group: Liz , Carmen , Angela , Marcia , Silvia , Rosa , Maria , Maria , Zunilda , Zunilda , Shitrley , Liz , Sonia , Teresa *, Lidia *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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