A loan of $6,250 helped a member to invest in purchasing sweet bread.

San Marcos Group's story

Lilibeth is 27 years old. She is married with two children, who are very young. The oldest is called Julio and is three years old, and Lizeth is one year old. Lilibeth's husband works in retail.

Lilibeth works in retail. She sells bread, which she says she bakes well with the help of her husband. She has had her business for two years, and says that she has good knowledge of her earnings. She will invest her loan in purchasing bread at a lower price for resale, so that she can make profits. She hopes that things will go well so that she can build her business bit by bit and move ahead in life.

Lililbeth belongs to the group called "San Marcos", which is the name of the place the group members are from and where they live. The group is made up of twelve people: two men and ten women. They all have retail activities. They are: Martha, Luisa, Ma Juana, Yoady, Antonina, Yaxiltun, Gabriel, Benjamín, Mercedes, Juana, and María Elena. Their retail activities are: selling bread, merchandise, groceries, a shoe repair workshop, perfumes, shoe sales, sodas and sweets, fish, etc.

In this group: Martha, Luisa, Ma Juana, Yoady, Antonina*, Yaxiltun, Gabriel, Lilibeth, Benjamin, Mercedes, Juana, Maria Elena
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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