A loan of $3,875 helped a member to purchase soft drinks, juice, and vegetables like tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, etc.

Santa Cruz Group's story

Felix is a 45-year-old single mother of a 19-year-old daughter who finished high school last year, and though she does not have the opportunity to continue her education, she states that she will take advantage of one if she ever gets it. Felix is a businesswoman who sells soda, juice, chips, and vegetables. She will invest her loan in purchasing these products, and vegetables like tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, etc. She has been in business for 3 years, and she says that it is expanding little by little. Ms. Felix would like for her business to grow, and she is helping it progress. She hopes to convert it to a bigger store, and she is happy because the loan is a great help.

Felix is a member of the Santa Cruz group, which consists of the following 11 enterprising women: Leonarda, Guadalupe, Reyna, Hortensia, Lucila, Carolina, Suleyma, Graciela, Alili, Hermas. They all own businesses and sell things like bread, soft drinks, vegetables, candy, pigs, food, beans, perfume, groceries, mangoes, fish, etc.

In this group: Leornarda , Guadalupe, Reyna , Felix, Hortencia , Lucila , Carolina, Suleyma , Graciela , Alili, Hermas
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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