A loan of $1,500 helped a member purchase watermelons, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes and chilies.

Sara San Isidro Group's story

This group goes by the name Sara San Isidro. They named their group after the person who started it and in honor of their community. This profile is about Sara as she is the group representative. She is 41 years old and is married to Señor Profirio Ruiz who is a farmer. They have 2 children, Manuel and Alejandra, who are in the sixth year of elementary school and the second year of high school. She has been selling produce such as watermelons, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes and chilies for 4 years.

Doña Sara decided to start this business because she needed to improve her quality of life and that of her family and provide for her children as she didn't have the financial means to give them a better education. She plans to invest her loan in the purchase of products such as watermelons, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes and chilies.

She wants to keep investing in her business so that it can grow since she wants to build a place from which to sell her fruits and vegetables. This way she will be able to increase and improve her sales and income. She can also continue supporting her children in their studies so they can work in a good profession and also, continue improving their quality of life.

She is very grateful to the Kiva lenders and to Fundación Realidad because, thanks to them, she is getting ahead and has been able to have her own business.

Doña Sara's other partners are: Silvia, María del Socorro, Mireya and Magdalena who work at various other activities such as fruit, food, clothing and shoe sales.

In this group: Sara, Silvia, Maria Del Socorro, Mireya, Magdalena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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