A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy beef to make cecina (dried, salted beef).

Ocuituco Group's story

The members of this group are continuing in the activities that they were involved in when they received their last loan. Celia is 33 years old, is married and has 2 children: a girl in primary school and a boy in high school. Celia sells cecina (dried, salted beef) in the streets of her community and is seeking a loan in order to buy beef so that she can prepare the cecina. She started her business 10 years ago. Her husband prepares the cecina, and she goes out and sells it.

This economic activity is very important for Celia because it plays a large role in helping to cover her children's school expenses and her basic household needs. She is proud to have her own business, even more so because it has been improving over the years. As an enterprising woman, she confronts the challenges of the high price of meat, as well as competition from other businesses. Her hopes and dreams are that her business grows and her children will have a better life with fewer worries.

The members of this group (Elena, Monica, Celia y Ana Lilia) want to send to Kiva and to the Vision Fund the following message:

"Thank you for your loans; it is very helpful that you make them available to us and care enough to help us grow our businesses."

In this group: Elena, Monica, Celia, Ana Lilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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