A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy groceries to sell.

El Eden 2 Group's story

Maria is one of the members of her group, El Eden 2. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an area where the economy is centered around agriculture, because there is running water. She makes her home in a simple structure with her four children, and she is a widow.

Maria is excited to be taking out her tenth loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, after successfully repaying her previous loan and growing her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her grocery stall by purchasing different snacks, candies, and other goods. She sells them from her house and in a school located in her community. She will use the profits to re-invest in her business and to provide for her family's needs. She said that her most difficult challenge is to help her children become professionals. She will do this by enrolling them in school; therefore, giving them a safe future.

She started her business after she took out her first loan with Esperanza. She needed to earn money for her family and at the same time take care of her children. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria, Dinora, Barbara, Virginia, Trinidad

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