A loan of $2,850 helped a member to purchase candies, ice pops, chips, smoothies, etc.

Las Gaviotas Group's story

Mercedes is 24 years old, married and has two children: Javier is in first grade and Esteban is in preschool. Her husband, Javier, is a farmer. Mercedes has made a living selling candies for the past year and says that the business is going very well because she sells a lot of candy to schoolchildren. She plans to invest the loan in more candy, ice pops, chips, smoothies, etc. She hopes that the business keeps growing because she uses all of the profits to make headway, since she is a woman who likes to earn things for herself. She is grateful for the loan because it will be a big help. Mercedes belongs to Las Gaviotas group, which consists of three men and seven hard-working women: Juan, Ninfa, Julio, Juana, Estela, Luvia, Bernabé, Mercedes, Nayeli and Gustavo. All of them make a living in commerce, selling beverages, groceries, liters of beans, vegetables, candies, hamburgers, fish, seasonal fruit, tamales, etc.

In this group: Juan , Ninfa , Julio Cesar , Juana, Estela , Luvia , Bernabe, Mercedes, Nayeli , Gustavo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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