A loan of $700 helped a member to buy soft drinks, candy, groceries, bread, and water, among other things.

Marzo Group's story

Dulce, age 28, is a member of the “Marzo” (March) communal bank. She is the single mother of three children. She and her children live in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of the city of Juticalpa, Olancho.

She has been selling snacks and soft drinks for 15 years. She started when she was very young. Her parents died, and the children were orphaned. Dulce was the oldest sister, and it fell to her to support her younger siblings. She decided to start selling juices and bags of water on the different bus routes. She starts her work day at 7:00 a.m., and she works until 6:00 p.m. Her two children help in the business.

The challenges that Dulce faces are that she sells in an itinerant manner and she has to deal with the changes of climate, and she has to walk, which takes its toll on her children.

One of her dreams is to be able to have her own place so that she does not have sell on foot.

Dulce needs the requested loan to buy soft drinks, candy, groceries, bread, and water, among other things. With the help of the loan she will be able to stock her business well, sell more, and get greater income. The income will help her with the educational, food, and health expenses of her children.

Dulce has been requesting loans from FAMA for over three years. She has been very punctual with her payments.

In this group: Dulce Isabel, Alda Domitila, Bertha Dixiana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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