A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy more meat and dairy products to sell.

Bendiciones De Jesus Group's story

Esmeralda is 66 years old, and she has been married for 40 years. She has eight children, and they are all independent adults. She lives with her husband in a suburban neighborhood in Choloma Cortes.

She has devoted herself to commerce for many years. She primarily buys and sells food products like all types of meat and dairy products like cheese, butter, cream, and curds. This business has improved with loans, and she now has an established clientele.

She is now requesting her seventh loan for 15,000 lempiras to buy more meat and dairy products to sell, which is where she gets her own income. She will continue with her efforts with the business in order to make it grow and to have a better family life.

This is a group loan. The group is named Bendiciones de Jesús, and it is comprised of three people. To the left in the photograph you can see María Victoria, Esmeralda is in the middle, and Glenda is to the right. They all live in the same community and devote themselves to the business of making and selling meat and dairy products.

In this group: Esmeralda, Maria Victoria, Glenda Vidalina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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