A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy candy and snacks.

Amigas Unidas Group's story

María is one of the members of the “Amigas Unidas” (United Girlfriends) group. She’s 50-years-old and the mother of four children three of which are adults. Her husband supports the home but thanks to her work she’s also able to contribute towards some of the expenses.

María has a business selling sweets. Among those she sells are honey, nougat and various snacks. When she started her business she only had a few products but gradually she improved and now the business has grown and she’s able to help pay for her children’s schooling.

María works Monday through Sunday going to various markets in her area offering her products. In all this time she’s become well-known and has many customers. She will use the money from her loan to buy candy and sweets in quantity to be able to fill customer orders. Later on she’d like to have her own store to not have to walk so much any longer.

María is happy about the support she gets and for knowing that so many people she doesn't even know trust her and her group. María is first on the left wearing a pink shirt and brown pants; she’s carrying a blue purse.

In this group: Melissa Anthuannett, Rosario Marina, Nancy, Gabriel Simon, Dora Ines, Maria Aurora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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