A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy plastic utensils.

El Recuerdo (Flat) Group's story

The group called "El Recuerdo" consists of four women who engage in their respective businesses. They live in a neighborhood called "Tejería", which is also known as the neighborhood of "Los Kaitudos".

The person being interviewed is Alma Yerania, who is 22 years old. She is in a common-law relationship with Mario Alberto and they have a three-year-old son. Alma sells Tupperware utensils through catalogs. She has been in this business for one year and says that she is doing well. This business enables her to help her husband with the household expenses. A neighbor suggested that she sell merchandise, so she decided to go and sell utensils. This business inspires her to work because she is able to earn an income and help her husband maintain their home. Together they are able to provide for the most important needs of their young son. What she wants most is to eventually have a stable location where she can sell utensils to her customers.

The other members of the group "El Recuerdo" are as follows:
• Marlene will invest in the purchase of Avon cosmetics.
• Sra. María Leticia will invest in the purchase of Avon cosmetics.
• Sra. María del Rosario will buy and sell Avon cosmetics.

In this group: Marlene, Maria Leticia, Maria Del Rosario , Alma Yarenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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