A loan of $4,575 helped a member to invest in the purchase of inputs such as vegetables, meat, chicken etc.


Las Margaritas Group's story

Maria is 65 years old. She is married and has four children but only two are studying. Pedro is in high school and Deni Saldair is in secondary school. Hugo Alberto finished high school and Julia is 30 but is a nurse and is still with Maria because she takes care of her husband, Lazaro, who is a peasant.

She is dedicated to selling food in the market of her town. She has been selling for almost all of her life. She says that when she married she began to sell food. She got her children ahead with this business and she says it's going well when she runs out of food and she will invest her loan in the purchase of the ingredients that she uses for her food such as vegetables, meat, chicken etc. The ingredients vary since she makes various dishes.

Maria belongs to the "Margaritas" group which is made up of 12 people who all are hard-working women. They are: Adelfa, Alba, Rosa, Marcela, Obdulia, Victoria, Norberta, Maria del Carmen, Aurora, Agustina, Silveria. All of them perform sales work such as selling groceries, food, chicken, clothing, fruit and vegetables, laundry, perfumes, fish, bread, etc.

In this group: Adelfa, Alba , Rosa , Obdulia , Marcela , Vitorina , Norberta, Agustina , Silveria , Maria , Maria Del Carmen, Aurora Elena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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