A loan of $6,425 helped a member to buy store merchandise to sell.

Las Flores Triunfadoras Group's story

This group is called Las Flores Triunfadoras and it is made up of thirteen hardworking and humble women who have different economic activities. The members of this group are from a town called Rancho Viejo. It is a town that is rich in flora. Before arriving at this community there is a river called Rió de la Arena a large river with green trees.

ONe of the members of this group is called Verónica, who is 30 years old. She is a hardworking and humble woman who has sold store merchandise for 2 years. She tells us that what she likes the most about her business is buying her merchandise on time and keeping her store clean and giving her customers good service so they'll be happy and proud of her store and the person who is serving them.

She is happily married to Rolando, who is thirty five. He is a hardworking and humble man who supports his wife so that they two of them can give a better future to their children Rober, who is five, and Abies, who is two.

She tells us that she used to sell clothing via catalog, but at times she didn't earn anything. She told her husband that they could buy a little bit of store merchandise to sell with their savings. So they both decided it would be a good business and with help from the foundation they bought more merchandise and enlarged their grocery store.

She is going to use the loan to buy more store merchandise such as: soap, detergent, beverages, yogurt, mayonnaise, chiles, potato chips, soup, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, oil, vegetables, juices and toothpaste. She is grateful to the foundation for helping women from indigenous communities who want to get ahead.

The members of the group are:

Carmen- she sells Mexican snacks.
Angelina Maricela - she sells raw materials
Sara Maria de la Luz- she sells beverages
Bertha- she sells bread
Cristina- she sells jewelry
Maximina-she sells chicken
Alfoncina- she sells Mexican snacks.
Lizbeth- she sells shoes.
Carmela- she sells store merchandise.
Catalina Berta- she sells Mexican snacks
Brigida Felicitas- she sells Mexican snacks.
Elsa- she sells cheese.

They are grateful to the foundation for helping working women and for giving them the opportunity to get ahead and improve their community with their small businesses.

In this group: Carmen , Angelina Maricela , Sara Maria De La Luz , Bertha , Cristina , Maximina , Alfoncina , Veronica , Lizbeth, Carmela , Catalina Berta , Brigida Felicitas, Elsa *
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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