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A loan of $1,525 helped a member cOMPRA DE UN BALON DE GAS Y GASEOSAS To buy a tank of gas, and soft drinks.

Las Hormiguitas Group's story

Bania has been selling salchipapas (fried sausages and potatoes) and hamburgers for two years. Her customers are her husband's co-workers, who are mostly drivers and fare collectors on local buses.

In fact, it was her husband who encouraged her to set up that business, due to the fact that his co-workers eat a lot of those foods. Before, she used to sell another type of product, and it was with her savings that she was able to buy a small food cart, indispensable for this type of business.

She can't complain, as it's going very well. Sometimes her customers ask her for extra meals, which means extra earnings. This has allowed her to have a few home comforts. Now she is saving for the future, because she wants to set up a food business in her house. With the loan she receives, she will buy a tank of gas and soft drinks for her business.

Bania is the secretary of the "Las Hormiguitas" (The Ants) group; an odd name they chose because they are very hard-working.

*Note: In the photo, Bania is the sixth of the ones standing, and is wearing a brown sweater.

In this group: Bania Liseth, Mydia, Ofelia Esther, Marylin Keyla, Graciela, Veronica Patricia, Rosa Esther

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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