A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy more supplies for preparing food, such as tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, meats, dishes, etc.

El Clavel Group's story

Leodegaria is a woman of 48, and is married to Oscar who is a farmer. They have seven children, but now none of them live with them, so they only support the two of them.

Leodegaria sells food and has her business in her home. Sometimes when they pay assistance to low-income families, she goes to sell at the place where they request it. This is how she has been in her business for a year.

She needs to have a varied menu, and intends to buy more supplies for preparing food, such as tomatoes, onion, meat, dishes and other things. This is what she will use her loan for.

Leodegaria is one of ten members of the "El Clavel" group. Each one of the activities done by the members is cited next.

Ernestina buys and sells fish, Maricela sells soft drinks, Rosalba also sells fish, Rubicela sells cheeses, Candelaria sells candy, Yesenia sells beauty products, Julia also sells fish, Cuberta sells grocery products, Leodegaria sells food, and Ines sells clothing.

In this group: Rubicela, Candelaria, Ernestina, Maricela, Julia, Yesenia*, Rosalba, Ines, Cuberta , Leodegaria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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