A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy catalogues and bedspreads to sell.

San Jose Las Parotas Group's story

This group is called San José las Parotas and it’s composed of 8 hardworking, humble people who want to succeed and make their dreams a reality. The members of this group are from a small town called San José, a place with many green trees; there are mango and tamarind trees. In the community of San José you see children playing in the streets and the women selling food or tamales in the streets. San José is a small town with abundant flora and also many small businesses and people who want to get ahead.

One of the members of the group is Rosario, a woman who is noted for being cheerful and kind. Doña Chayo as she’s better known by her fellow group members is 33 years old and has been selling various brands of shoes and bedspreads via catalogue for the last five years.

Doña Chayo tells us that she has three children: Ricardo, 9, Brayam, 11 and Jonatan, 9. Doña Chayo is happily married to Isidro, 42. Isidro tells us that he’s very proud of his wife for wanting to improve herself and her quality of life since both of them work to provide a better life for their family.

Doña Chayo tells us that she used to work 8 years ago in a crafts shop she had but it didn’t produce good profits so she decided to sell bedspreads and this business does produce good profits.

She asked for the loan to buy more Confort catalogues and bedspreads to sell at retail and wholesale.

The other group members are:

Romualda- sells fish
Francisco- sells fruit and vegetables
Belén- sells perfume
Epigmenia- sells Mexican fast-food snacks
Patricia- sells fruit and vegetables
Minerva- sells shoes via catalogue
Victoria- sells costume jewelry

They thank the Fundación for helping humble people so that they can enlarge their businesses.

In this group: Romualda, Francisco, Belen, Rosario, Epigmenia, Patricia, Minerva, Victoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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