A loan of $5,525 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables such as: apples, oranges, beans, chilis, and tomatoes.

Reforma Group's story

Flora, 57, is married and has a child and a nephew who are in her care. Her son is 11, and is in 6th grade, while her nephew, Marcial, is an adult and will soon marry his fiancee. Flora's husband is named Calixto. He is a policeman and he also helps her with her business.

Flora is a merchant who has been selling fruits and vegetables for 34 years. She says that her business is going very well. She already has experience with her business and she expects that this loan will help her to get ahead with her business, as she would like to grow the business more. Because it is a good business, she is always giving it her best each day so that she can make progress with it. Flora gives her thanks for the support provided, which has been very helpful to her.

Flora belongs to the communal bank "Reforma," which is named after the neighborhood where the members live. This group has 11 members, who are all hardworking women. The group includes: Eulogia, Luz María, Rosa, Yazmín, Alejandra, Olga, Feliciana, Juana, Cirila, and Dianaleydi. They all work as merchants, selling items such as: meat, clothing, products through a catalog, perfumes, fruits and vegetables, accessories and costume jewelry, groceries, etc.

In this group: Eulogia, Luz Maria*, Rosa, Jazmin*, Flora, Alejandra, Olga, Feliciana, Cirila, Dianaleydi, Juana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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