A loan of $2,125 helped a member to stock her store.

El Cedro Group's story

Rosalia is another member of the “El Cerdo” group. She’s 38 years old and only has a junior high school education. She is the single mother of one son and she says that she opened her own grocery store business seven years ago, because she wanted to pay more attention to her son. She began selling from a space in her home and has set up an area in her patio. She says that sales are good because her business is one of the best stocked in the neighborhood. She is happy because sometimes he son helps her serve customers and he is learning to work. Rosalia will invest the money from this loan in rice, beans, sugar, salt, cooking oil, candy, soft drinks, canned goods, flour, bathroom tissue, and toothpaste.

She wants this loan to help her move forward and meet her customers’ needs. She also wants to provide her son the opportunity to attend university.

The other members:

Cenorina sells poultry
Camerina sells undergarments
Eloina sells clothing
Martha sells food
Eustolia sells shoes
Lindsay runs a nutrition club
Hipolita sells groceries
Irma sells snacks

In this group: Cenorina, Camerina, Rosalia, Lindsay*, Martha, Hipolita, Eloina, Eustolia, Irma
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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