A loan of $4,050 helped a member buy more merchandise for her grocery store.

Tierra Group's story

The women above belong to the Tierra (Earth) group. They chose this name because they trust in the earth which gives them succor.

Maria Magdalena is a member of this group. She is very grateful to be part of a group that can obtain loans as the money has enabled her to invest in her grocery store by buying more stock.

Maria is married and has two children. She decided to open this business in her house in order to sell household basics. Since her family was one of the first to settle in the district, it seemed like a promising opportunity.
Her friends say that Elena is very pleased to have a loan because with these purchases she has improved her business which in turn has led to a better standard of living for herself and her family.

In this group: Alma Minerva, Esmeralda, Maria Del Socorro, Maria Guadalupe, Maria Isabel, Maria Magdalena, Silvia Myrthala

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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