A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy vegetables and meat.

El Santuario Group's story

Teresa, 42, has 11 children but 6 of them are already on their own and married, only four still depend on her. Two of them are attending school, Sergio in high school and Joel in 9th grade. Teresa’s married. Her husband’s name is Fausto and he works in the fields.

She’s a merchant. She sells vegetables and meat. She says she does well with the business since she’s been in business four years now and it’s been growing little by little. She hopes to do well and will invest her loan in the purchase of vegetables like chilies, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc. She will also buy meat to sell. She hopes that business will grow more to provide a better education for her children because she’d like them to become professionals.

Teresa belongs to the “El Santuario” group which is composed of 15 women who are very hard working. We mention them next: Yanet, Aloína, Natividad, Elvia, Maribel, Soila, Rufina, Alma Rosa, Nelsa, Elvia, Demetria, Rufina, Alberta and Flora. Each has her own commercial activity like: meat and vegetable sales, chicken sales, butcher shop, perfumes, clothes, fruit, fish, bread, plastics sales, etc.

In this group: Yanet, Eloina, Teresa, Natividad, Elvia, Maribel, Soila*, Rufina, Alma Rosa, Nelsa*, Elvia, Demetria*, Rufina, Alberta, Flora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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