A loan of $4,700 helped a member to purchase ingredients such as tomatoes, tomato sauce, flour, ham, meat, cheese, pineapple, sausages and peppers.

Las Margaritas 2 Group's story

This group is called Las Margaritas 2 (The Daisies 2). The members decided upon this name because they are pure women who can identify with the flower. This description is about Magali, who is part of this group. She is 23 years old, married and has a son, 8-year-old Eduardo, who is in his third year of school. Magali has maD. a living making and selling pizzas for the past four years. She decided to start this business out of necessity because she didn't have sufficient income for her son's education and to give him a better quality of life. She plans to invest the loan in the purchase more ingredients to make her pizzas, such as tomatoes, tomato sauce, flour, ham, meat, cheese, pineapple, sausages and peppers. She wants to continue investing in her business so she can set up a pizzeria, since then she will increase her production and selection and improve and increase her sales and profits. In this way she can keep supporting her son's education and in the future he can end up with a very good career. She chats with all her fellow group memeber, who are responsible women who all know each other and don't have any problems with one another. Magali says she is very grateful to Kiva and FRAC, since thanks to them she is continuing ahead and has been able to start her own business and support her son. The women who make up the Las Margaritas 2 group and their activities are as follows: Magali - selling pizzas; Abelina - selling beans; Isabel - selling perfumes; Floricel - selling shoes; Bertha - selling candy; Eulali - running a taqueria; Herminia - running a fruit stand; Lazara - selling fish; Divina - selling clothing; Paula - selling snacks; Ponciana - running a fruit stand; and Paula - running a corn mill.

In this group: Magally, Abelina, Isabel, Floricel, Bertha*, Eulalia, Herminia, Lazara, Divina, Paula, Ponciana, Paula
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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