A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy soap, rice, soup, beans, salt, sugar, canned products, candies, and sugared beverages.

Barrio Capilla Vieja Group's story

Margarita is one of the members of a group called Barrio Capilla Vieja. The members of the group called it that because that is the name of their neighborhood. The group has 7 members. Each of them has an economic activity they do to make a little money and give their families a better quality of life. This group is located on the shores of a lake and the people there fish.

Margarita is 46 years old. She only went to primary school and is the single mother of two children. She tells us that since she was very young her mother taught her to work and since she had her children she has worked even harder to get them ahead. A little more than 3 years ago, Margarita opened a small store in her home in order to make more income for her family. She tells us that thank God, little by little she has earned customers. She always likes to have her business well stocked and to give her customers good service so they will always go back to buy from her. She will invest this loan in buying soap, rice, oil, beans, salt, sugar, canned products, candies and sugared drinks to re-stock her business and continue selling. She wants for this investment to keep her business progressing since she wants her children to have the chance to go to college.

los demas integrantes del grupo son:

Eusebia- selling candies
Gloria-selling snacks
Sabina-selling fish
Olga-selling clothes
Martha-selling paper
Olivia-selling clothes

este grupo agradece a fundacion el credito y apoyo que se le ha brindado

In this group: Eusebia, Gloria, Sabina, Margarita, Olga, Martha, Olivia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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