A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy flour, oil, paint, bags, and edible gel (glue).

El Safiro Group's story

Gladis Angélica, Guadalupe, Azucena Cristina, Alberta y Marcela Consepción are the members of the Safiro communal bank who are going to buy flour, food coloring, oil, boxes, bags, and paper to make wafers.

Nely Yadira will buy tamarind pulp, candy, peanut brittle, and sesame seeds wholesale.

The members want to tell Kiva and Vision Fund (previously FRAC), “Thanks for the loans. They give us the support to get ahead in our businesses. May God keep you, and may you continue helping us with your loans to the people who need them the most.”

Marcela Consepción, age 39, is married and has one son. She makes different sizes of wafers to sell. She requested her loan to buy flour, oil, food coloring, bags, and edible gel (glue). This is to stock her business and to have materials on hand to keep on working. She started her business nine years ago due to necessity and the lack of financial resources.

Her business is important because that is where she gets her income. With that income she was able to pay for an operation on her son’s eyes and for his post-operative treatment. Marcela Consepción is very happy with the loan she is going to receive because she will stop worrying about stocking her business with raw materials.

Her dreams and hopes are to improve her business, to give employment to other people, and for her son to live better.

In this group: Gladis Angélica, Guadalupe, Azucena Cristina, Alberta, Nely Yadira, Marcela Consepción

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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