A loan of $2,675 helped a member to invest in buying more clothing.


Flores De Pascua Group's story

Señora Hilda is 43, is married, and has 4 children, 4 of whom are still her dependents. Her children go to school. Her daughter, Sandy Lu, is in secondary school. Her son, Antonio, is in elementary school. Her husband's name is Sergio, and he works in the field. She sells clothing and goes to various towns to sell it. She invested her loan in buying more clothing to sell.

She has a goal, which is to fix up a location and to establish a clothing store in her house. She wants to make her business grow, and she is thankful for this loan because it has helped her a lot in her business.

Hilda belongs to the communal bank, "Flores de Pascua," (Easter Flowers). They named their group this because all of the members are women. There are 10 members, and 9 are mentioned below:

1. Romalda has a shoe store and invested her loans in new styles of shoes. 2. Verónica has a candy store and invested her loan in more candy. 3. María Félix has a small candy store. 4. Nely has a small soft drink business and invested her loan in more drinks. 5. Elia has a vegetable business and invested her loan in the purchase of vegetables. 6. Adelfa has a soft drink business and invested her loan in more drinks. 7. Reyna sells agricultural products like corn, squash, watermelons, etc. She invested her loan in tools to work in the field. 8. Epifanía sells tamales and "atoles" (hot corn drinks). She invested her loan in supplies to make her tamales and atoles. 9. Fabiola has a vegetable business and invested her loan in the purchase of more vegetables.

In this group: Hilda , Romalda , Veronica , Maria Felix, Neli , Elia , Adelfa , Reyna , Epifania , Fabiola
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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