A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy grocery products.

Unidas Por El Amor Group's story

Doña Francisca is a member and coordinator of the communal bank Unidas por el Amor. She is 56 years old and a widow. She has 6 daughters and 2 sons. She sells groceries and lives in Rusio in the municipality of Juticalpa.

She has had a grocery store for the last 16 years and as a result has been able to raise her minor children. She started the business when her husband died and she was left without an income with which to support her family. So she began buying staple products and little by little was able to stock her grocery store. The grocery store is called "Pulperia Yolani" and is open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. When Francisca performs the household chores or when she goes out to buy merchandise, one of her daughters helps her out by taking care of the customers.

Francisca needs the loan she is asking for to buy rice, beans, butter, soap, oil, pasta, sauces, condiments, doughnuts, soft drinks, bread, meat, cold cuts, chicken and other food commodities. With the support of this loan, she will be able to stock her business and her clientele will not go elsewhere to buy because she will have a little of everything among her products.

Her dream is to grow her business into a mini-mart and support her children so that they can finish their academic studies. Francisca has had several loan cycles with FAMA and has been a client who is punctual with her repayments.

In this group: Olga Doris, Onelia Elizabeth, Marina, Enma Rosalia, Maria Esmeralda*, Francisca, Maria Salome, Juan Bautista, Paulino, Maria Angelina, Denia Rosmery, Justa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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