A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy beans, rice, tuna, soup, oil, cookies and crackers, soap, bleach, soft drinks, canned goods, toilet paper, toothpaste, and sweets.


Los Huertos Group's story

The Los Huertos group has six members. They chose their name because it is the name of the neighborhood where they live and hold their meetings. The group is located in the village of Vicente, where the Las Margaritas sugar refinery provides employment to the inhabitants of Vicente and nearby communities. Eduardo is one of the members of the group. He is 42 years old and married, and he only completed high school. He tells us that he's worked at the sugar refinery since he was young, but a little over a year ago he decided to open his own business selling groceries in his house to earn a little more money and be able to give his family a higher quality of life. His wife tends the shop, and he tells us it's quite successful because the neighborhood is a new one and only has two stores. He keeps his store well stocked with a variety of products so his customers will always find what they're looking for and become loyal to his store. He will use this loan to buy beans, rice, tuna, soup, oil, cookies and crackers, soap, bleach, soft drinks, canned goods, toilet paper, toothpaste, and sweets to restock his business. In the future he would like to be able to build a separate building for his shop. The other members of the group are: Trinidad - clothing sales Norma - perfume sales Martha - clothing sales Yanet - lingerie sales Nancy - shoe sales

In this group: Trinidad, Norma , Martha , Eduardo , Yanet Monserrat, Nancy
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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