A loan of $4,650 helped a member to purchase candy, chips, juice, and other goods.

Para Siempre Group's story

Ricarda is a 38-year-old married mother of one daughter, Alberta, who has Down's Syndrome. Her husband, Silvino, is a field worker. She has been selling candy for 5 years, and will invest her loan in purchasing new candy, chips, juice, etc. Ms. Ricarda would like for her business to grow. She hopes that it will prosper, and she is happy because the business is a source of income for her family. She really wants to get ahead with her husband and daughter.

Ricarda is a member of the "Para Siempre" group, which consists of the following 10 enterprising women: Emma, Jorgina, Ricarda, Quintina, Ma del Rocio, Eridia, Celsa, Danelia, Norma, and Itzel. They all own businesses and sell things like bread, candy, footwear, cosmetics, food, sandals, etc.

In this group: Emma, Jorgina, Ricarda, Quintina, Ma Del Rocio, Eridia, Celsa, Danelia, Norma, Itzel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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