A loan of $4,425 helped a member buy beauty products, like oils, shampoo, perfumes, creams, etc.

El Penjamo Group's story

Elisandra, 24, is married with 2 daughters. Her eldest, Maria, is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade and Perla is 4 years old. Her husband’s name is Sirilio and he works in masonry.

She sells beauty products, like cosmetics, perfumes, creams and has been selling them door-to-door for 3 years. She’ll invest her loan in buying more beauty products, like oils, shampoo, perfumes, creams, etc. She hopes her business will continue going well, as she’d like to have an establishment where she can sell her products.

Elisandra is a member of El Penjamo Group, a name taken from the colony in which the 11 members of the group live. These hard-working, committed women are as follows: Elsa, Orfedelia, Nelida, Ana, Antonia, Fulgencia, Maria, Verónica, Ma Félix and Beatriz. They all work selling products such as accessories for women, jewelry, vegetables, fruit, clothing, prepared food, jugs of purified water, desserts, perfumes, cosmetics, grocery items, chicken, etc.

In this group: Elsa, Orfedelia, Nelida, Ana , Antonia, Fulgencia, Maria , Veronica Rocio, Ma Felix *, Beatriz, Elisandra

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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