A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Chocaman Group's story

Santiaga is 53, married and makes a living selling clothes of all kinds and sizes. She didn't have the chance to get an education. She started her business as a street vendor and so far she has 21 years experience.

She decided to start a group to request a loan that they will use to buy merchandise to sell. Since she sells new clothes they are going to buy scarves, stockings, socks, jackets, and hats among other types of clothing.

The other members of the group make a living in commerce and the rearing of domestic farm animals. In the future they want to have their own business with business premises.

In this group: Teresa, Carmelita, Jose Nicolas, Santiaga, Maria*, Santos

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lucia Long

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