A loan of $850 helped a member to buy cosmetics, disinfectant, clothes and shoes to sell.

Duo Amanecer De San Bartolo Group's story

“Amanecer de San Bartolo” (San Bartolo Dawn) Duo

This duo is composed of Hortensia who is 54-years old and sells merchandise like cosmetics, disinfectants, clothes and shoes via catalogue in San Bartolomé as a street vendor. Doña Tencha as she’s referred to by her customers says that since she’s already well-known in her neighborhood when customers need products they visit her at home so she always orders extra products so that when her customers are looking for something she’ll have it available and to catch her customers’ eyes with catalogues on hand so that they can look at them while she sells or they visit or she goes out collecting payments. She tells us that what she usually sells the most is disinfectants which are what housewives used the most. She says that thanks to God her business has grown due to her character and kindness.

She’s asking for a second loan to stock up better with the intention of keeping her business active since her constant struggle is to move her son who started high school this year forward; that’s what she’s always wanted, that her son studies.

In this group: Ileana Carolina , Hortencia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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