A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase corn and fertilizer and to hire laborers to harvest the corn.

Ernesto El Cuije Group's story

This group is called Ernesto el Cuije. It is named for the group representative and their community.

Fidela is one of the members of this group. She is 46 years old and widowed. She has 4 children, one of whom, Javier, is in the first year of secondary school. The other children are all married. Fidela has grown and sold corn for over 15 years.

She chose this business because she had land and wanted to put it to use. Moreover, it is a good source of income that can improve her living situation. The loan was used to purchase corn and fertilizer and to hire laborers to harvest the corn.

Fidela's dream is to be able to grow her business much more. She also wants to save money to pay for her son's education, to ensure that he can continue studying and have a good professional career.

She says that the members of her group are very trustworthy, responsible, and above all, hard workers. They have all known each other for a long time and know each other well. For this reason nobody has missed their payments.

She is thankful to the lenders for paying attention to people who fight day after day, as they are very hard working people and they will live up to the trust that has been placed in them.

The members of this hardworking group and their businesses are the following: Miguel - growing corn, Sabino - growing corn, Anacleto - growing corn, and Fidela - selling corn.

In this group: Miguel Francisco, Sabino, Anacleto, Fidela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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