A loan of $900 helped a member to buy firewood, chemicals to make air fresheners, gas, etc.

Las Tranquilas Group's story

This group is formed of three members who have been working with the MFI for five years.

One of them in Luz Marina who is married and has four adult children. For the past four years she has sold firewood, air fresheners and carbon from her house. She will use this loan to invest in buying firewood, chemicals to make air fresheners, gas, etc. Her business has grown as before she only sold air fresheners and now she has diversified her products to include things such as firewood, carbon, gas, etc.

Denise has been selling fried foods from her house for the past three years, Maryuri sells cds and videos wholesale to department stores and also retail.

In this group: Luz Marina, Denisse Jose, Maryuri Del Carmen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby

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