A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy chilies, green tomatoes, red tomatoes, vegetables, meats, sugar and soft-drinks.


Brisa Group's story

The new group members are Maribel who will use the loan to buy pork and utensils for her butcher shop and Patricia who will buy Tupperware at wholesale. The rest of the members continue with their same business and activities.

Demetria Cristina, 46, is married and has three children: two boys and one girl. Only the youngest is still in elementary school; the rest are all older. She has her business selling inexpensive meals. She requested her loan to buy vegetables, meats, sugar and soft-drinks to prepare her dishes. Her business is important because she obtains benefits for her household. She enjoys taking care of her customers who are truck drivers, taxi drivers, and office personnel. She feels proud to have her business and to obtain income for herself personally and for her family. Her dreams and hopes are to be in a better family relationship and that her children improve themselves and are in good health. She is happy with this loan which gives her the opportunity to stock her business.

The group members want to say to Kiva and to Fundación Realidad: “thank you very much for the loans. May God keep you and please continue helping us with your loans.”

In this group: Luisa, Gabriela Joaquina, Teresa De Jesus, Maria De Jesus, Margarita , Maria Elena, Elizabeth, Estela , Demetria Cristina, Maribel*, Patricia *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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