A loan of $5,200 helped a member to purchase a hot dog cart.

Balcones Group's story

The solidarity group 'Balcones' has 6 members, whose names are Martha, Dora, Ma Petra, Lidia, Gloria and Rosalba. They have been neighbors and friends for almost 10 years. They are very hard working women and all have a dream of having their own established business. Most of them sell footwear and meals.

Dore is one of the members. She is 40 years old and married with one daughter, aged 16. Dora sells hamburgers and hot dogs at the weekends from her doorway, and she also sells meals. She will use her loan to purchase a cart for selling hot dogs, so she can reach a wider market. Dora's dream is to own several hot dog carts and employ people in various parts of the city. She aims to have a better life and be able to pay her daughter's college fees without any problems.

In this group: Dora Celia, Gloria*, Lidia, Ma Petra, Martha, Rosalba
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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