A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy prickly pear, avocados and custard apples.


Sembrando Esperanza Group's story

Ynes is 39 years old and has two children who have been her motivation to get ahead in life. Her business is selling fruit as an itinerant vendor. She has been working in this way for seven years. Her business came about as her mother grows and harvests fruit and she supplies her with her fruit. Thanks to her efforts and hard work, Ynes has managed to improve her home and support her children. She is a single mother and has had to work hard to provide for her children on her own.

Ynes requested this loan to invest in her business, buying fruit such as prickly pear, avocados and custard apples, so that she has enough to offer her customers. In the future, Ynes would like to hire some premises in a central location where she can sell her fruit.

Ynes is a member of the 'Sembrando Esperanza' (Sowing Hope) community bank. This group is comprised of seven hard-working women who pledge to work well within the Prosperidad (Prosperity) program. They are very grateful for the help they have been offered because it will enable them to make progress.

In this group: Plelajia Margarita, Humbelina, Ynes Elena, Maria Rosa, Zoraida Mery, Veronica Del Rosario, Angelica Maria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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