A loan of $1,975 helped a member buy live chickens, peppers, cloves, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cilantro seeds.

Las Chicas Superpoderosas Group's story

This loan group is called The Superpowerful Girls, and includes Mrs. María Concepción, who will use her loan to buy corn, sugar, lard, vegetables, and meat. Mrs. Marcelina is going to buy rice, cold meats, vegetables, dough, tortillas, and oil. Mrs. María Teresa is going to buy salt, fabric softener, oil, milk, sugar, eggs, rice, cinnamon, and coffee. Mrs. Leticia is going to buy fertilizer and seeds. Mrs. Deisy is going to buy chicken, peppers, spices, and oil. Mrs. Margarita is going to buy bread, mayonnaise, ham, sausage, cheese, vegetables, carrots, and beets.

Deisy is 30 years old, married, and has 4 sons, three are students in primary school, and the youngest attends preschool. She sells barbecued chicken and is asking for a loan to buy chicken, peppers, cloves, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cilantro seeds. She started her business 8 years ago, in the tradition of her husband's grandma who taught her how to barbecue. She goes out to sell her products on the streets in her community. Her business is important because it is a family tradition and she likes to make the food. She feels proud when they tell her that the food is very tasty. Her business is popular because of the flavor of the barbecue. Her dreams and wishes are to improve financially and for her children to have a better quality of life and be able to have professional jobs.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Realidad Foundation: "we are thankful with you for trusting us and helping us with your loans to grow our businesses and help our families."

In this group: Maria Concepcion, Marcelina , Maria Teresa, Leticia, Deisy, Margarita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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