A loan of $825 helped a member to buy cosmetics, underwear and new clothes for her business.

Gs El Esfuerzo Group's story

María is engaged in commerce, and her main activity is to sell cosmetics, underwear, and new clothes by catalog. She has four years of experience managing her business. She has the support of her husband for the family expenses, because he is engaged in agriculture. María is a hard-working person.

She needs the loan to buy cosmetics, underwear, and new clothes. She has her clientele in the area. She gets ahead thanks to her business, because it's been one of her main sources of income. She gained customers because she has a very special way to serve them. With the support requested, the loan, María will have a better business in order to cover the household expenses and to give a better quality of life to her family. María dreams of owning a better stocked business, so she can have premises, because she is a street peddler in the community where she lives.

She is requesting the support of a loan as a group with Luís, who is engaged in commerce and his main activity is to sell ice cream (cones and Chilly Willy's). He has been selling them as a street peddler in the area for more than nine years. Justo is engaged in commerce, his main activity is the sale of groceries (grocery store), and has two years of experience. He operates the business under the grocery store name "Lucy".

Danli El Paraíso, Honduras - August 2012

In this group: Maria Del Carmen, Luis Amado, Justo Lorenzo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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