A loan of $3,050 helped a member to purchase new fashions of children's clothes, such as shorts, T-shirts, trousers, etc.


Las Lucesitas Group's story

Evelia is 71 years old. She is married, but not longer has children she is responsible for, as they are all now financially independent and married. Her husband is called Simón; he works in the fields and is just as hard-working as she is.

Evelia works in retail selling clothing. Her business is conducted as a street vendor, selling to her neighbors, and on Mondays she sells in the village's flea market. She has had this business for three years, and she says things are going very well with her business.

She will invest the loan in purchasing new fashions of children's clothes, such as shorts, T-shirts, trousers, etc. Doña Evelia would like her business to grow a little more, and so her way of making this happen is to put her earnings to work. She is doing this so that it grows, and so that with all her earnings she will be be able to get ahead.

Evelia belongs to a group named "Las Lucesitas" ["The Little Lights"]. It is made up of five hard-working women, who all work in retail. The other women are: Emma, aged, 60, who has a grocery business; Ma de la Luz who sells food; Aída who sells clothing, and Maria Elena who sells clothing.

They are very grateful for the given support, which will be extremely useful for their businesses.

In this group: Emma , Ma De La Luz , Evelia, Aida, Maria Elena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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