A loan of $700 helped a member to invest in improving the classrooms of his school.


Sarita Colonia Group's story

Just as there are entrepreneurial women, there are also entrepreneurial men. This is the case with Hugo, age 64. His life has been a constant practice and example of an iron-clad spirit of determination, rooted in a profound respect for values. These characteristics are reflected in his daily life. He belongs to the Sarita Colonia group with 6 members, which carries this name in honor of the patron saint of the area. Hugo has been in the group for 3 years. He is a married man with five children, all of them grown. He has a school, and he is the director and mathematics teacher. He started with 2 classrooms, and now he has 7 more classrooms, thanks to his efforts. Together with his wife, they set a goal to fulfill and a challenge to achieve economic improvement for their household. With the loan, he wants to make an investment in improving the school's classrooms.

In this group: Hugo Hidalgo, Maria Lorenza, Rigoberto, Katty Rocio, Manuel Enrique, Julio Andres

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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