A loan of $750 helped a member to buy groceries.

Fortaleza Group's story

Blanca Asucena, age 39, is married. She lives with her husband and their three children in the Cofradia neighborhood. She is a very tenacious person. When she was very young she started earning a living by working arduously. For ten years she has been selling all types of groceries in a small grocery store she has in part of her house. She tends the store from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Her greatest advantage is that she does not have competition. However, she has few customers because she lives in the outskirts of the city.

With the requested loan she will be able to stock her business with more groceries and varied products. That way her business will continue to stay afloat. One day she will be able to fulfill her dream of getting a house. The most important thing is to continue supporting her children’s education.

Her colleague in the group, Dulce Patricia, sells second hand clothes. She does this in an itinerant manner in the urban area of the city and its outskirts.

Both members are very punctual with their payments. They have worked with loans with FAMA for six cycles. They are very grateful to the institution for the support they have received.

In this group: Dulce Patricia , Blanca Asucena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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