A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy pharmaceutical products to sell.


Cruz De Motupe Group's story

Santos Marlene, 36, is single and has been in business selling pharmaceutical products out of her home for four years. She started up with only a small amount of merchandise; but with much effort and dedication has improved her business and become one of the leading pharmacies in the area.

Santos Marlene is a member of the "Cruz de Motupe" Group, comprised of seven members. They live in a humble environment and must work very hard to get ahead.

In the photograph, she is the one in pink, standing with her young daughter.

In this group: Santos Marlene, Gricelda Iris, Milagro, Maria Angelica, Madrecita, Yolanda, Ismeña

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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