A loan of $725 helped a member to increase her stock of clothing and sandals to sell.


Las Amigas Group's story

Elisa, a member of the Solidarity Group Las Amigas, is 50 years old, married, and has four children. Her husband works selling sweets. Elisa started out selling food, beverages, and bread to construction workers who work close, and later decided to open a grocery store. Most recently she has changed her business because the grocery store was not very profitable and today she works selling sandals and clothing. She works from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and she works together with her son. They sell their products from their car and also walking door to door, and they now have about 10 years of experience with their business.

Elisa will use this loan to invest in more clothing and sandals. With this help she will be able to provide more variety with her products, and with her added income she will be able to help her husband with the household expenses since he has been recently diagnosed with an illness.

Her dream is to have a larger business with greater assortment of products.

Elisa has been a client of FAMA for over 5 years and has always made her payments on time, and the loans she has taken in the past have helped to improve her quality of life.

In this group: Elisa Victoria, Jose Medardo

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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