A loan of $750 helped a member to buy groceries and firewood.

Las Orquidias Group's story

Mildren is 29 years old, married and has three children. She is a member of the 'Las Orquidias' solidarity group. Her husband is a taxi driver. The family live in Los Dardanelos, in the city of Juticalpa, Olancho. Mildren started out in business thirteen years ago, selling candy twists and clothing. As she started gaining more customers, she decided to apply for a loan so that she could set up a small street stall selling candies. Her business continued to grow and she set up a grocery store. Her work hours are from 5.00am to 10.00pm. She works together with one of her daughters who runs the business.

Mildren is requesting this loan to invest in buying soft drinks, rice, sugar, milk, candies, firewood, etc. With the support of this loan, she will be able to stock her business with the products her customers are asking for. Her goal is to set up a supermarket in her home and her dream is for her business to grow so that she can help her husband with the household expenses and their children's school expenses. This is the first loan that Mildren has requested from FAMA and she expects to make her repayments on time.

In this group: Mildren Liliana , Mevis Sarahi , Mariela Dolores
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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