A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy rice, beans, salt, sugar, drinks, sweets, soap and canned foods.

Flor De Campo Group's story

Tomasa is one of the members of the “Flor del Campo” (Flower of the Field) group. She’s 67-years-old and only studied up to third grade in elementary school because her parents believed that boys should study and girls should learn how to do housework. She’s married to Federico.

Tomasa has always sought ways to help her husband with household expenses but it wasn’t until four years ago that she opened a small grocery store in a space she has at home. Her business has gradually grown and now she sells chicken by the pound and clay pots.

Tomasa is happy with her business because in addition to the profits it produces she likes to be in contact with her customers. She will use this loan to buy soap, chlorine bleach, soup, beans, rice, chickens, canned goods, candy and soft-drinks to restock her store.

She hopes her store will grow in the future and will be better stocked so that her customers will always find what they are looking for and her profits will increase.

The other group members are:

María Blanca – sells groceries
Alejandro – sells shoes
Juana – sells bread
Esteban – sells bread
Rosa Antonia – sells lingerie
Leticia – sells shoes
Paula – sells plants

In this group: Maria Blanca, Alejandro, Juana, Tomasa, Rosa Antonia, Leticia, Esteban, Paula

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details