A loan of $1,575 helped a member to invest in a commercial kitchen.


Los Girasoles Group's story

Sonia Norela is 43, single, and has two children, ages 27 and 16. With her daughter's help, she prepares food that she makes in her home's small kitchen and then delivers it to a construction site, where it is sold to the workers. She began the business with a small loan, and she has been slowly building her clientele.

Sonia Norela belongs to the communal bank "Los Girasoles," which has seven responsible members who make their loan payments on time. She will use this loan to buy items for a commercial kitchen because her business must be able to prepare more dishes to increase its customer base.

In this group: Sonia Norela, Giovanna, Carlos, Pedro, Maria Elizabeth, Gregorio, Segunda Simona
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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