A loan of $4,150 helped a member to buy different flavored drinks and sweet treats.


Flores De Rio Group's story

Ausencia is 60 years old, married, and has four children. Adilene is in her second year of CBTA (an upper-middle level agricultural education institution), Neli is in her fourth year of elementary school and Bryam is in the first year of pre-school. Her husband is called Sirenio and he is a builder. Ausencia's business is selling soft drinks and sweet treats. She says that her business is doing very well and she will invest her loan in buying different flavors of soft drink and sweet treats. Ausencia says that she would like to further expand her business but she will do it gradually and calmly. She hopes to continue making progress as she has up to now as her previous loan was very useful.

Ausencia belongs to the 'Flores de Rio' group which has twelve members: two men and ten women. They all work and their names are Virginia, Flor del Carmen, Celerina, Freddy, Nicolasa, Demecia, Igudina, Santos, Estela, Maria Elvia and Jennifer. They all have their own business activity such as: selling tamales, soft drinks, bread, juice, sweet treats, pizzas, perfume, cosmetics, meat, etc.

In this group: Virginia , Flor Del Carmen , Celerina *, Fredy, Nicolasa, Demecia, Igudina , Estela , Maria Elvia , Santos *, Jennifer, Ausencia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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