A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy blouses, pants, skirts, and baby clothes.

Esperanza Group's story

Amado is a member of the group. He will use his loan to buy bread, mayonnaise, and cold cuts to make sandwiches. The other members of the group continue with their business activities.

Delia, age 28, is single and does not have children. She has a clothing store. She requested the loan to buy blouses, pants, skirts, and baby clothes. She started her business five years ago. She undertook her business due to necessity. She bought the merchandise with the savings from her previous work. She sells her products in an itinerant manner at the market in her community. Her business is important because that is how she supports herself and is able to cover her expenses.

She is proud to have her own business, and she is glad when her sales are good. She invests her earnings in the purchase of more clothes in order to keep her business stocked. She is planning on expanding her business and adding women’s and men’s shoes. She plans to do so with the loans.

Her hopes and dreams are for her business to be well-stocked in order to give her customers better service. The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Fundación Realidad, “We are grateful for your support. Thanks for lending to us and trusting us so that we can get ahead in our businesses.”

In this group: Ivet, Felicita, Vicenta, Delia, Dominga, Adriana, Amado

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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