A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy shoes for men, women and children, including tennis shoes, boots and sandals.


Loma Linda Group's story

The nine members of the group Loma Linda include Lucía, who will use the loan to buy fertilizer for her avocado trees; Marcel Yadira, who will buy tortillas, sabritas (fried potatoes), bread and sodas; and Elizabeth, who will buy tennis shoes and slippers. The remaining members of the group are continuing with their previous activities.

Benigno is 36 years old, is married and has two children (one boy and one girl, both of whom are in elementary school.) He sells shoes and clothes door-to-door in his community. He is seeking this loan in order to buy shoes for men, women and children, including tennis shoes, boots and sandals. He will also buy men's and women's underwear.

For Benigno, his business is important because it has enabled him to obtain the income necessary to feed his children, to pay for their education, and to pay back his loans. He likes to offer his customers friendly service and respect. He also has avocado trees; in his free time he goes to check on his crops. His hopes and dreams are to be able to raise his family independently, to grow his business, to open a location in his home from which he can sell his products, and that his children will be continue to study and grow up to have professional jobs.

The members of the group give thanks to Kiva and to the Vision Fund for making these loans possible and hope to continue receiving this support in order to grow their businesses and help their families.

In this group: Benigno, Adriana, Lucía, Marcela Yadira, Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert


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