A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy fish.


Las Margaritas Group's story

Adelfa is 40 years old, married, and has 6 children, 4 of whom are in school. Mónica is in 5th graD., Víctor is in 4th graD., Citlali is in 3rd graD., Alexis is in the 3rd year of preschool, and Rumel is only 2 years old. She also has a 1-month old baby who has not yet been named. Her husband Pedro is a farmer. She has a retail fish business, and she used this loan to purchase fish. She says that this loan has been helpful to her because it frees up resources so that she can pay for the educational expenses of her children.

Adelfa belongs to the group "Las Margaritas," which has 11 members who are all women engaged in retail traD.; each of them is mentioned below:

Silveria, 51, has a business selling bread, and she used the loan to buy bread to sell.

Obdulia, 55, has a grocery store. She invested the loan in the purchase of products such as cooking oil, detergent, sugar, coffee, soft drinks, etc.

Norberta, 59, has a grocery store. She invested the loan in the purchase of products such as cooking oil, cookies, sugar, eggs, milk, coffee, etc.

Agustina, 61, has a business selling fish. She used the loan to buy fish to sell.

Rosa, 42, has a business selling food. She used the loan to buy supplies to make the food, including: cooking oil, tomatoes, vegetables and meat.

MarceL., 57, has a grocery store. She used the loan to buy soft drinks, juices, water, cookies, eggs, cooking oil, etc.

Lizbeth Coral, 20, has a business selling clothing. She used the loan to buy new styles of blouses and skirts to sell.

María Alejandra, 43, has a business selling bread. She used the loan to buy bread to resell.

Victorina, 35, has a business selling food. She invested her loan in supplies to make her dishes, including: cooking oil, vegetables and meat.

Alba, 68, has a grocery store. She invested her loan in the purchase of products including: cooking oil, eggs, dairy products, etc.

In this group: Adelfa, Alba , Rosa , Obdulia , Marcela , Vitorina , Norberta, Maria Alejandra , Lizbeth Coral *, Agustina , Silveria *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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