A loan of $2,425 helped a member to purchase fruits and vegetables to sell.

El Arroyito Group's story

The group is called “El Arroyito” [The Little Canyon] and it's composed of 3 women who are dedicated to different activities and live in a town called Chicoasen. The woman interviewed is Elisabeth who is married to Julio with whom she had 5 children, all now married and living in different locations.

Elisabeth is soliciting her loan to buy fruit and vegetables, which she has been selling for 2 years and 5 months. She says the business is going well and she is supporting her family with the earnings. Elisabeth began the business to help her husband with household income. He takes charge of going to purchase the vegetables and, also, going out to sell them in communities near their town. What she desires is that with this small activity and the loan, she can continue working and getting ahead as long as God gives her life.

The other 2 members of the group are: Lorma, who will invest in purchasing Fuller brand cosmetics to sell, and Carolina, who will invest her loan in purchasing ingredients for making tamales.

In this group: Lorma, Elizabeth, Carolina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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