A loan of $5,525 helped a member to purchase a variety of shoes.

Alfa Y Omega Group's story

The Alpha And Omega group consists of 11 women, each of whom earns a living and has requested a loan to help her respective business. This group consists of very united, happy and friendly people: Sirina sells clothing; Juana sells clothing; Avelina sells traditional Mexican snacks; Maria sells chili sauce; Ima sells tacos; Veronica sells clothing; Fredy sells bread; Claudia sells dishes; Ariana sells clothing; Rosalba sells clothing; and Lorena sells shoes. Lorena is 27 years old and has two small children whom she adores. One of them is 3 and the other is 5. Lorena makes a living selling shoes via catalog. She has been in this business for about a year and a half. She decided to start the business to be able to give her children a better quality of life. "I love shoes, so I thought that selling shoes would be a lot of fun and I would also earn extra income to cover household expenses. Furthermore, with this business I don't neglect my young ones," she said. With the loan, she plans to stock up on shoes and purchase the new catalogs. Her goal is to help her husband finish construction on their home, and after finishing the house she would like to have her own shoe store. Lorena says to Kiva and partner FRAC: "Thank you for helping us and continuing to support us, since without you we would not be able to invest in our businesses."

In this group: Sirina, Juana, Avelina, Maria, Lorena, Irma, Veronica, Fredy*, Claudia, Ariana, Rosalba
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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