A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.


El Cedro Group's story

Hipólita, 41, completed elementary school. She’s married to Gerardo who works in the fields. They have two children who are going to high school. She and her family live in a community noted for its kind and very hardworking residents.

She tells us that a little over 2 and a half years ago she decided to start her own grocery selling business because she wanted to move her children who were going to school ahead and help her husband with household expenses; she tells us that the economic situation our country is in is more difficult every day.

Hipólita tell us that she decided to rent a locale in her community where she’s set up two sets of shelving where she arranges her merchandise and that’s where she conducts her sales. She says that, thanks to God, she does very well and that her customers always find what they are looking for. She is satisfied because the number of her customers grows daily.

She needs this investment to buy oil, powdered detergent, bath soap, detergent, chlorine bleach, sugar, beans, canned goods, soft-drinks, juice, candy, Sabritas brand snacks, olives, cookies and cream to resell.

Hipólita hopes that with this loan her business will progress and that she’ll be able to succeed in business because she wants her business to be larger in the future and that her family has a good future.

The group’s members are: Cenorina- tailors shop Camerina- underwear Maria Lucrecia- clothes Eva- groceries Yuridia- nutrition club Rosalba- groceries Geronimo-underwear Eladia- Cosmetics Dora- underwear Maria del Carmen- tailors shop Lindsey- soft-drinks Martha- low-cost meals Guadalupe- soft-drinks Denisse- pastries

In this group: Cenorina , Camerina , Maria Lucrecia Justa , Eva, Yuridia, Rosalia , Genoveva, Elodia , Dora Maria *, Maria Del Carmen *, Lindsay , Martha , Guadalupe , Denisse Arely , Hipolita
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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