A loan of $1,650 helped a member to purchase grocery items such as eggs, soap, milk, bread, soft drinks, beans, fabric softeners, toilet paper, bleach, cold meats, peppers, etc.


Los Clavelitos Group's story

Thelma is 30 years old and went to school until high school. She says that she never continued her education because she got married. She is married to Marco, a police officer with whom she has two children, María del Carmen and Manuel, who are both in elementary school. Thelma is part of the Los Clavelitos (The Carnations) group, and says that they named the group that because one of the members used to plant that flower. Thelma is requesting the loan to purchase grocery items such as eggs, soap, milk, bread, soft drinks, beans, fabric softeners, toilet paper, bleach, cold meats, peppers, etc. She has had a general store for about five years and started to business to bring in extra income for her household. She purchases the products at a supply center in a nearby town. The loan will help her family because with the revenue she makes from selling the groceries she will have extra money to pay for her children's education. Thelma's goal is to stock her store with more merchandise as well as purchase some shelves to accommodate the products. In the future, she wants to have a place specifically for her store, since she currently has it set up in her dining room and it takes up a lot of space. The other four members of the group are Yazmín, Tomasa, Marisela and María Esther, who will use the loan for their businesses: selling fruits and vegetables, a grocery store, and selling shoes and bedspreads via catalog.

In this group: Yazmin, Thelma Edith, Tomasa, Maricela, Maria Esther

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein


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