A loan of $4,150 helped a member to purchase house items such as quilts, comforters, sheets, blankets, curtains, towels etc.

La Semillita Group's story

Karen is 19 years old and is an original member of the community called "la venta". She was only able to study until third grade as she lacked the resources due to her family having other children who were also studying. This is why she started her business of selling home items from a catalog. She sells the items to her friends and acquaintances because she trusts them to pay the installment plan of her business. She is currently seeking a loan from Vision Fund to purchase quilts, comforters, sheets, blankets, curtains, and towels on behalf of her customers' demands. She also plans to sell to the teachers of her community because they have stable jobs and are paid twice per month. She goes out daily to sell her products and she is very proud of having her own business that generates money so she can pay to continue her studies. The other nine members of the group are María Balbina, Rosa, María Isabel, María Santos, Edith, José David, María Guadalupe, Diana and Rosa. They will invest their loans in their respective businesses such as clothing for men, women, and children, a shoe catalog, fried goods, candy, beverages, unisex clothing material, phone accessories, items for a small grocery, and jewelry.

In this group: María Balbina, Rosa, María Isabel*, María Santos, Edith, José David*, María Guadalupe, Diana, Keren Bianey, Rosa María
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christian Lopez

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