A loan of $425 helped a member to buy paper and wire.

Solidaridad Group's story

The solidarity group Solidaridad is composed of two members, Manuela de los Santos and Aracely del Carmen. They live in Colonia Solidaridad in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras. Manuela is 71 years old, married, and has 9 children. She has been making flower garlands for 28 years, having learned the trade from her mother. She works together with her children from 6 in the morning to 7 in the evening, though she sometimes works until later. There are not many competitors but the rain can complicate things very much. Manuela will use the loan to buy materials such as paper and wire to make garlands. The loans she has received helped her to build her house and still help to keep her business going. She lives in the suburbs and transportation is a big part of her expenses. She also has high blood pressure. Her goal is to improve her house and to continue with her business, all while improving it by offering more choices and various garland designs that would bring in more customers. She has been with field partner FAMA for more than 6 years and has always been punctual in her repayments. Aracely sells fruit and vegetables in Juticalpa's central park. With the loan, she will buy fruits and vegetables to sell, with a view to increading her income.

In this group: Manuela De Los Santos , Aracely Del Carmen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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