A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase grocery staples and cosmetics.


La Estrella Celeste Group's story

The group "La Estrella Celeste" [The Heavenly Star] is made up of hardworking and entrepreneurial women. One of them is Rosa Esmeralda, 35, who has had a grocery store for two years which she started up with the sale of dairy products, soft drinks, refreshments etc. In addition she sells cosmetics. She will invest the loan in her two businesses, but will give priority to the cosmetics for Mother's Day.

The other members are Skarleth who devotes herself to selling used clothing, which she has done for three years, and Mercedes who sells firewood and beans which she has done for seven years.

In this group: Rosa, Mercedes, Escarla

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts



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