A loan of $4,250 helped a member to invest in the purchase of merchandise such as drinks, milk, oil, beans, rice, cookies, pasta for soup, eggs, soap, water and juice.

La Guadalupe Cruz De Corazon Group's story

This group carries the name Guadalupe Cruz de Corazón since the people who are members decided to give it this name because they are devoted to the virgin Guadalupe and they have named the community where they live accordingly. This story is about Cecilia since she is the representative of the group. She is 33 years old and is a single mother to three children: Maribel, Omar and Francisco who is in his third year of secondary school,one is in Fifth Grade and the youngest is in the third year of preschool. She has owned a shop for groceries for more than ten years.

She says that she decided to start this business because she wanted to find a way to support her children and give them a better quality of life. Additionally, this activity allows her to be aware of them and not neglect them. They loan that she received will be invested in the purchase of merchandise such as drinks, milk, oil, beans, rice, cookies, soup pasta, eggs, soap, water and juices so her store is a little more stocked.

Cecilia's goal is to offer her children an excellent quality of life and also to grow her business a lot more so much so she is thinking about expanding her shop to make a grocery store and have a lot more stock and more variety of products to improve and increase her earnings.

Ceci, as she is better known in her community, thanks, in her name and that of her family, Fundacion and Kiva because with this help that you are providing she will be able to improve her quality of life and that of her family since now they enjoy more stable economic situation.

The members of the Guadalupe Cruz de Corazon group and the activities that they perform are the following: Anita - selling clothing, Cecilia-groceries, Daniela - selling shoes and Johana - selling food.

In this group: Anita, Cecilia, Daniela, Johana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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