A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy merchandise for her small grocery store.


Eclipse Group's story

Maria Angelica is a member of the group “Eclipse.” She is 34 years old, studied through high school, is divorced, and has 4 children. Two of them are in primary school and two are in middle school. She lives in a region that is known for sugar cane and sugar production.

She tells us that she decided to start her small grocery store business because she is a single mother and she wants to offer a better quality of life to her children and to provide them with a profession in the future.

Maria Angelica sells her groceries from her house ever day. She gets up very early to clean and to open her store. She tells us that the secret for attracting more customers is to be friendly and have at least a little bit of everything so that her clients always leave satisfied so they will happily return to buy again.

She needs this loan to buy beans, canned chiles, rice, canned foods, sweets, soft drinks, juices, cookies, pasta soups, chips, powdered soap, bath soap, chlorine, and mayonnaise for re-sale.

She expects that with this loan her business will prosper from day to day and she will be able to provide for the wellbeing of her children. She also tells us that she would like to expand her business in the future and sell some stationary items.

The other members of the group are:
Patricia—pharmacy
Patricia L.—shoes
Maria Margarita—cosmetics
Lilia—soft drinks
Sonia—Mexican snacks
Ana Karen—ladies’ underwear
Maria—bread
Guadelupe—clothing
Maria Cruz—jewelry

In this group: Maria Cruz, Guadalupe, Maria , Ana Karen, Sonia, Lilia , Maria Margarita , Patricia *, Maria Angelica , Patricia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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