A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy chili peppers, onions, apples and oranges.

Rosa De Castillas Group's story

Emunda is 34 years old, she is married and she has 4 children, 3 of whom go to school: Rosa Isela is attending the 3rd year of secondary school, Consuelo and Yaneli are attending the 5th and the 4th years of primary school respectively, while Luís Manuel is only one year old. Her husband is a farmer and his name is Andrés.

She sells fruits and vegetables, an activity she has been running for 5 months and she says things are going very well, and that she will invest her loan in the purchase of fruits and vegetables such as chili peppers, onions, apples and oranges among other products. She hopes that the activity she has just started will go very well because this is a source of income she needs to help providing her children with a good education.

Emunda is a member of the group Rosa de Castilla (Rose of Castilla); this group bears this name because it is composed of 12 hardworking women, whose names are: Paula, Irma, Maribel, Vianey, Claudia, Teresa, Mariana, Edén, Luz, Nelly, Patricia. They all engage in different retail activities selling items such as clothes, drinks, vegetables, fruits, chickens, groceries, fish and meals among other items.

In this group: Paula, Irma, Maribel, Vianey, Claudia, Teresa, Mariana, Eden, Luz Yeni, Emunda, Nelly, Patricia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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