A loan of $5,550 helped a member to buy vegetables, tortillas, meat, sausages, and chicharrones, etc.

Esperanza De Vida Group's story

Áurea, age 42, is a single mother and has a son in his third year of high school. She sells fast food snacks like tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, and chicharrones (fried pork rinds). She has had her business for three years, and she says it is going very well for her in the business.

She will use the loan to buy supplies like vegetables, tortillas, meat, sausages, and chicharrones, etc. Her son helps her with sales, and together they are getting ahead. She hopes that it will be a source of income to help her son become a great professional.

Áurea belongs to a group named “Esperanza de Vida” (Hope of Life), which is comprised of three men and seven women, ten members in all. They are people who are committed to the work and to getting ahead each day. All of them have small businesses, and they work day to day in order to augment them.

The members are Alfonso, Ricardo, María de los Ángeles, Ismael, Rosa del Carmen, Alejandra, Agustina, Cecilia, and Yanet. All of them have commercial activities like selling shoes, clothes by catalog, sweets, chickens, stationery goods, salt, and buying seeds.

In this group: Alfonso , Aurea, Ricardo, Maria De Los Angeles, Ismael , Rosa Del Carmen, Alejandra, Agustina , Cecilia*, Yanet

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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