A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy ingredients and spices.


Pueblo Viejo Group's story

Esbia Demetria is married, 48 years old, and has 4 children. She completed the 3 years of primary school. She prepares and sells food and drinks. She has 10 years of experience in this business, and has the support of her husband, who is also a tradesman. Esbia puts together a group to ask for a loan to buy ingredients for preparing food: spices, meat, rice, pasta, etc. In the future, she hopes to have an acceptable business that turns a profit. The other members of the group deal in agriculture, animal husbandry or the sale of basic groceries.

In this group: Elmita Ines, Esbia Demetria, Odilia Aracely, Agustin Estuardo, Irma Yolanda, Alfredo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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