A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Chicorral Group's story

Marta Magali is 28 years old and married. She attended school for nine years, up to 'tercero básico' (ninth grade). She has two children, one of whom is in elementary school. Marta's business is selling bedspreads and jackets. She started out in her sales business selling scarves and headscarves. She now has six years experience in her work. Marta has the support of her husband who also sells products.

Marta decided to form a group so that she could request a loan, increase her working capital and buy more merchandise. She will buy bedspreads and jackets to sell. The other members of the group raise animals, sell bedspreads and sell imported clothes. They hope to see their businesses prosper and make better profits.

In this group: Carmen, Odilia, Dorca Griselda, Marta Magali, Gloria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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