A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy pastries.


Los Chilamates Group's story

The Chilamates Group consists of three entrepreneurial, hard-working women, one of whom is Maria. Maria has sold pastries (baked goods, donuts, empanadas) for approximately 4 years. She has three adult children and her daughter helps her with her business.

The other members of the group include Patricia who has sold pastries and used clothing for 7 years, and Rosa who is a street vendor and has sold sandwiches and pastries for 13 years.

In this group: Olga Marina, Patricia , Maria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Connelly



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