A loan of $7,350 helped a member to buy merchandise for her grocery shop.

Guadalupe De Reyes Group's story

Natalia, a single mother of two, is a member of this group. She only had a high school education and says she began working alongside her mother as a child. Now that she has two children she has to find a way of supporting them and earning a little more money to give them a better quality of life and the opportunity to study in the future. She feels very satisfied with her business because, with each day that goes by, she attracts more customers and she likes being of service to her community with her little shop. Natalia says that she has had her shop for a year and, with God's help, she is doing well as she has her own income. She will use the loan to buy beans, canned goods, rice, washing powder, bath soap, shampoo, sweets, bleach, washing-up liquid, fabric conditioner, air-fresheners, soft drinks, juices and oil to stock up her shop and continue trading. Natalia hopes that her business will continue to grow and that she will be able to stock more goods and offer a better service to her customers.

The other members of the group are:

Luis Enrique - costume jewellery sales,
Deodora - clothing sales,
Arturo –construction work,
Joel - groceries,
Rosa –snack sales,
Amelia - chicken sales,
Esperanza - taco restaurant,
Antonio - groceries
Maria de Jesus - costume jewellery sales,
Cristina - soft drink sales,
Maria Magdalena - snack sales,
Noemi - costume jewellery sales.

In this group: Joel, Arturo*, Rosa Valeria, Amelia, Deodora, Esperanza, Natalia, Antonio, Maria De Jesus, Cristina, Luis Enrique, Maria Magdalena*, Noemi
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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