A loan of $3,750 helped a member to stock her grocery store and open a stationery store.

Girasol Group's story

The name "Girasol" ["Sunflower"] was chosen by Sra. Lety, a member of this group. She says that she thought of this name because she likes sunflowers and the name sounded pretty.
Sra. Juany is the Girasol group's president and organizer. She is 49, in a common-law marriage, and has three unmarried children who work, even though they are only between 19 and 22 years old. Juany has owned a grocery store called "Abarrotes Juany" for seven years, located in her own home. This loan will help her to stock more merchandise in order to have a good stock. Juany also says that she currently has a photocopier, which is broken, and she wants to repair it or buy a new one in order to both continue with her grocery store and also have a stationery store.
An interesting fact about this group is that they all live on the same block and have known each other for over three years.

In this group: Ana Isabel, Angela Noemi, Gabriela*, Juana Antonia, Leticia, Perla Guadalupe, Rosalba, Yesica Yaneth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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