A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy auto repair equipment.


Paraiso Group's story

This group is called Paraíso (Paradise). The members gave it this name because they used to be very worried, and since Fundación Realidad gave them the loan they feel like they are in Paradise.

The group has eleven members and must meet every two weeks to make its payments. They have a committee to govern them.

The group representative is named Benito. He is 48 years old, studied through the end of high school, and has three children, all boys who are now grown and married. He sells firewood and repairs trucks. He depends on his automotive service and needs the loan to buy more tools for fixing trucks because on occasion he falls behind in his work for lack of materials. One of his dreams is to make his business larger since he has many customers and does not want to lose them due to lack of materials or lack of time.

The other members are: Yesica Ivon -- she sells perfumes. Victoria Virginia- tamale sales. Alfonsina- she sells totopos [translator's note: a regional food similar to tortilla chips]. Fernando- he sells desserts. Remedios Teresita- she sells plastic items. Antonio- he sells soft drinks. Adriana- she sells footwear. Arsenio- he sells chiles and seeds. Daniel- works as a tailor. Patricia- shoe sales.

They are very happy and grateful to Fundación for being a part of their achievements in getting ahead and making their dreams come true.

In this group: Yessica Ivon, Victoria Virginia, Pstricia Genoveva , Alfonsina , Fernando , Benito , Remedios Teresita , Antonio , Adriana Rocio *, Arsenio , Daniel Eliseo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details