A loan of $3,950 helped a member buy products like peppers, chicken, charcoal, firewood, etc..


Las Estrellas De San Marcos Group's story

Robisel is 36 years old, married, and has three children, two of whom study. Maria Guadalupe is in sixth grade, Edisel is in fourth grade, and Oswaldo is just four years old. Her husband's name is Epifanio and he is a farmer. She works selling roasted chicken, and said she has had her business for a year and it is going well. She has her business next to the sports field in her town where the people know she begins selling chicken very early in the morning. Robisel will use her loan to buy supplies she uses to prepare food, such as peppers, chicken, firewood, charcoal, etc. She hopes her business goes well and wishes to expand it. She very much wants to works to help her family.

Robisel belongs to the Estrellas de San Marcos (Stars of St. Mark) Group, which is made up of 10 people, all of whom are women. Santa Ana, Idalia, Leobarda, Maria Marcelina, Leodegaria, Guadalupe, Rosa, Maria Soledad, and Mirella all work in sales. They sell food, bread, tamales, clay pots and tortilla skillets, soft drinks, shoes through catalog, and groceries.

In this group: Santa Ana , Idalia , Leobarda , Maria Marcelina , Leodegaria , Guadalupe , Rosa , Maria Soledad, Mirella , Robisel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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