A loan of $5,700 helped a member to invest in her store and buy cookies, sweets, sodas, juices, rice, beans, oil, toilet paper, salt, flour, matches, soap, peppers, tomatoes, onions and meat.

Las Perseverantes Group's story

Francisca is another of the members of this group. She is 72 years old and she only has a primary education, as when she was young her parents thought it best to teach their daughters domestic work and send the boys to school. She is single and she had two children, who are now married. She tells us that a little over eight months ago she opened a small grocery store in the front part of her house, which faces the street, so she could earn a little extra money to get ahead. Francisca is a very cheerful and enthusiastic woman and she tells us that she really wants to work and get ahead. In addition to her grocery store, she sells prepared food to the passers-by who order from her and this allows her to have more money coming in so that she can keep taking care of herself. She needs this loan to invest in cookies, candy, soft drinks, juices, rice, beans, oil, toilet paper, salt, flours, matches, and soap to restock her store, as well as a few supplies, such as chilies, tomatoes, onions, and meat to make her prepared foods. She tells us that she hopes God will continue to grant her life so that she can keep working and get ahead.

The other members of the group are:
Reyna- Internet cafe
Loyda- Carpentry
Adilene- Shoes
Victoria- Confectionery
Maria Concepcion- Groceries
Carmela- Snacks
Matilde- Perfumes
Luz del Carmen- Sodas
Cecilia- Snacks
Iris del Carmen- Clothing
Juana- Clothing
Isabel- Groceries

In this group: Reyna De Los Remedios , Adilene , Maria Concepcion , Carmela , Loyda , Maria Cohinta , Victoria , Matilde , Luz Del Carmen*, Cecilia , Iris Del Carmen *, Francisca , Juana , Isabel
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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