A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy shoes for ladies, men and children, perfumes and cosmetics.

San Francisco Group's story

The new member of the group is Antonia. With her loan she is going to buy corn, leaves for tamales, meat, sugar, and pineapples. The other members continue with the activities that they have been carrying out.

Graciela is 33 years old. She is married. Her husband works in the field or as a construction worker. They have 2 children, a son and a daughter, and both of them are in primary school. She sells shoes and cosmetics by catalog. She is asking for a loan in order to buy shoes, cosmetics, and she is going to buy some steel sheets for the kitchen roof.

She began her business a year ago. A women taught her to sell shoes. She had some savings and she used it to start fulfilling her orders. She goes about through the street of her community offering her goods.

Her business is important because she has income in order to pay the school fees for her children. She likes the business because she enjoys it, walking and making friends. She is proud of having her own business in order to be able to be keep an eye out for her children and with the earnings she can buy her children some toy that they like.

She is happy with the money she will receive from the loan as it gives her an opportunity to expand her business. She is going to buy shoes for ladies, men and children. Her dreams and hopes are to have a nicely finished house, roofing and painting, and that her children continue their studies.

The members of the group give thanks to Kiva and the Fundación Realidad for their loans, helping people to have new opportunities.

In this group: Angelica , Graciela, Yolanda, Julia , Antonia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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