A loan of $975 helped a member to buy cosmetics.


Tulipan Group's story

The Tulipán ("Tulip") group is made up of three hard working and enterprising women. One of them is Señora Luz Marina, aged 50. Thirteen years ago, with a small loan, she started working with the Avon company, which is well known for its catalog sales. With loans she has been able to buy more goods and grow further; not only that, but her business philosophy is to serve her clients well.

She has three young children aged 17, 15 and 14, who are students, and her dream is to grow her business and sell clothing.

The other two members are Sandra Margarita who started 8 years ago with a small thermos selling milky coffee and bread, now she sells more than that; and María Salvadora who has a small shop in her home.

In this group: Luz , Sandra , María
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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