A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy merchandise in Canti.

Santa Isabel Group's story

The 'Santa Isabel' group is made up of six entrepreneurial women. They decided to give their group this name because they all live in the area of the same name.

One of the group's members is 41-year-old Noemi who is married and has three children (18, 13 and 9) who are all studying. Her business is selling candied apples, sweets and chocolates. She started out in this business three years ago as her husband was suffering health problems. She managed to make enough income to support her household and become the pillar of her family. However, one of her children also suffered health problems and she needed to buy more medicines.

Noemi's dream is to sell a lot of merchandise so that she can rent premises in which to better establish her business. She would also like to market her business (she currently doesn't have any publicity) and become known in other states. With her goal achieved, she will be able to guarantee her family's future and provide her children with an education.

In this group: Araceli , Blanca Elodia , Liliana Ivon , Maria De Jesus , Maria Irene , Noemi

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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