A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy merchandise to stock her store.


Gs Filipenses 4.13 Group's story

Noemí’s a merchant; her main activity is selling groceries. She has more than ten years’ experience running her business. Noemí’s a very hardworking person and has a local clientele; she’s succeeded in getting ahead by means of her business because it’s been one of her main sources of income. Noemí has known how to win over her customers by giving them very special treatment and her store is located in a very strategic point with many passersby. She also has a corn mill that she tends to very early.

Noemí will use the loan to buy corn, beans, rice, lard, eggs, bread, coffee, sugar, chicken, meats, canned goods, dairy products, flour, soap, toilet paper, detergent and other common use items. With support from the loan Noemí gets she will be able to have a better business to cover household expenses and provide better quality of life for her family. She dreams with stocking the store and to be able to save up enough to be able to do some home improvements.

Noemí is asking for a group loan with the following people: Limne whose main source of income for six years has been selling nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales] and American clothing and Francia whose main source of income for the last six years has come from selling nacatamales, baked bread and donuts.

Danlí, El Paraíso, Honduras - October, 2012.

In this group: Noemi Yolanda, Limne Gricelda, Francia Nelia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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