A loan of $1,975 helped a member to invest in the purchase of grocery products.


Amistad Y Lucha Group's story

Sra. María Luz (pictured second on the left in the red jacket) is a member of the “Amistad y Lucha” group, a group of six women who have been working together for almost five years. They are united by the same goal: to achieve a stable economic situation and to support each other in working and investing in their businesses.
María Luz has had her own business for 19 years. She started selling pop from her home. Later, with her earnings, she invested in the purchase of other drinks. At the same time, she started a business selling beauty products. This has allowed her to get to know her neighbours and extended family better and to meet new people. She took a gamble in opening her general store, and she worked very hard. It grew bit by bit, and is now stocked with diverse products. It is one of the main stores in the area and is very popular.
María Luz will invest this loan in the purchase of groceries such as oil, milk, and detergents for her store.
She is 49 and married with three children. Two of her children are grown; the other is almost 9 years old. She is very grateful for this loan, since thanks to her previous loans she has been able to achieve both her business and personal goals. Thanks to the income from her loans, she has been able to help out with the household costs and with her daughters' education costs.

In this group: Maria Luz, Esther Candelaria, Eva, Gavina, Melicia Barbarita, Luz Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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