A loan of $2,550 helped a member to purchase grocery supplies to increase sales and expand her store.

Divinas Group's story

The Divinas (Divine) group consists of seven hard-working women who decided to call the group that because they consider themselves "divine." One of the members is Martha Alicia, a 34-year-old married mother of three children who are in school (ages 18, 11 and 6). She runs a grocery store out of her home. About six years ago she was working at a warehouse, and because she didn't have any help taking care of her kids she had to take on the least amount of work. The place where she worked was located on a big avenue, so her young daughter played near to where the cars were passing by. Martha Alicia was worried about her daughter's security, so she decided to leave her work and set up a store in her house. She dreams of buying a copy machine and establishing a stationery store, since there isn't this type of business where she lives. Later on, she wants to purchase a plotter (high-powered printer). With the loan she is requesting, she wants to stock her store with more merchandise to increase her sales and expand her shop.

In this group: Francisca Elizabeth, Gloria, Isabel, Maria De Jesus, Martha Alicia, Sanjuana Guadalupe, Yzari

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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