A loan of $5,900 helped a member to buy supplies such as vegetables, tomatoes, chiles, gas, meat, chickens, etc.


Solidarios Group's story

Ana is 50 years old and married. She is a very efficient woman because, she says, aside from caring for her family, she likes to work and thus help her family. She has 5 children and all are studying. Her oldest, a son, Luis, is studying business administration, Elias is studying to be a systems engineer, Saide is in secondary school, and Jorge and Juan are in vocational high school. She hopes that all her children will be able to conclude their studies. Her husband, Luis, is a primary school teacher.

Ana has been a merchant with a food catering business for 7 years. She says that it is going very well and that her loan has helped her and that she is is very satisfied with the support provided. She will invest her loan in the purchase of supplies that she uses to make her food such as vegetables, tomatoes, chiles, gas, meat, chicken, etc

Ana belongs to a communal bank that is made up of 11 persons, two men and 9 women, all of whom have businesses. To mention them, they are Epifanía, Luz Maria, Margarita, Mercedes, Emilia, Eugenio, Mercedes, Leticia, Saúl, Ma de los Ángeles y Edith. Their businesses deal with fruit and vegetables, cosmetics, food, groceries, drinks, natural products, etc.

In this group: Epifania , Luz Maria , Ana , Margarita , Mercedes, Emilia *, Eugenio, Mercedes, Leticia , Saul , Ma De Los Ángeles *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney


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