A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy cooking utensils and equipment.


Mujeres Virtuosas Group's story

Mario is 57 years old. He is a prosperous worker who owns a panel beating and painting workshop called "MAC" (which are the initials of his name). His workshop is located in his home which allows him to spend a lot of time with his family. For a long time, Mario worked for other people. However, he decided to open his own business and this turned out to be a good decision, in spite of the fact that it was difficult at first to consolidate his business and gain a lot of customers. Mario's customers trust his work and, through his work, he has been able to look after his family. He is currently about to start a new business preparing food. He has set up a restaurant in his home and he will use his loan to buy cooking utensils and other equipment. He will open his new business in the month of August. He knows that his business will do well because it is located in a strategic position where there are a lot of passersby. Mario is currently the president of the 'Mujeres Virtuosas' (Virtuous Women) group which has seven members. * Mario is the man who is sitting on the far right of the photo.

In this group: Mario Alonso, Maria Angelica, Gloria, Marysol, Gisela Leonor, Zenaida*, Jhon Alexander
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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