A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy a grill and to build a structure.


Colores Group's story

"Colores" (Colors) is a group that strives for what it wants; they are in their third cycle. Carmela, 36, is married and has two children who are 6 and 10 years of age; both attend school. Her husband became unemployed as a result of his father-in-law’s illness because since he had no daughters other than Carmela they had to take care of him.

She started selling candy outside her house 8 months ago and then started selling frozen pops and then opened a grocery store; all of this was thanks to the loans. Now the current loan will help her open a stand to sell grilled chicken. She will buy a grill and start to build a structure for the new business.

Carmela is moving step by step. She wants to lay a slab for the business because it’s currently in a lean-to and when it rains and the weather is bad it tends to get very wet.

This group has outstanding members who are very responsible and want to get ahead for their families.

In this group: Carmela, Irasema*, Jazmin Yesenia, Maria Raymunda, Mirna Guadalupe, Sonia Edith
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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