A loan of $7,125 helped a member to buy printer paper and ink cartrages, and to perform maintenance on computer equipment in her internet cafe.

San Isidro Group's story

Yessica, who is a member of the San Isidro Group, is 27 years old. She studied through preparatory school level and is a single mother with a small son. Yessica notes that she has always worked to help her parents with household expenses. Now that she has become a mother, of course, she had to search for a way to earn a little more money in order to offer her son a quality life and, in the future, a chance to study. Therefore, with the help of her family, she began to work in her own business. Yessica has established a small cyber cafe in her home.

Yessica is very content, not just because she has her own business, but because through her cyber cafe, she is offering a service to many young people whose community is somewhat remote and who lack access to this type of service. She says that, thank God, with just 2 months in business, little by little, customers have begun to appear. She also notes that sometimes she has to teach some of customers to use the service but she does so with much pleasure, knowing that this will help attract more people to use her business.

She will invest this loan in purchasing printer paper, cartridges, and in the maintenance of computer equipment. Yessica hopes to be able to purchase more equipment in the future in order to expand her business.

The remaining Group members [and their activities] are:

Rumualda sows and cultivates sugar cane
Susana sows and cultivates sugar cane
Abrahan sells groceries
Lourdes sells chicken
Laudelina sows and cultivates sugar cane
Martimiana sells fertilizers
Liliana sells chicken
Lorenzo sows and cultivates sugar cane
Francisca sells clothing
Bertha sows and cultivates sugar cane

In this group: Rumualda , Susana , Abrahan , Lourdes , Laudelina , Martimiana, Liliana , Lorenzo , Francisca , Bertha, Yessica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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