A loan of $675 helped a member to buy corn, meat, soda, flour, sugar, and other ingredients.


Gabarrete Group's story

Emelda, 44, is a member of Gabarrete Solidarity Group. She's married and has five children. Her husband works in agriculture. She's a very pleasant and respectful person. Her virtue is not feeling bad about going out to sell her products.

Emelda started her business 12 years ago making pastries and doughnuts. Currently she continues with the same business but she sells wholesale as well as a variety of sweets. Her business hours start in the morning and end at 7 p.m.

Emelda needs the loan she's requesting to invest in buying corn, meat, soda, flour, sugar, and other ingredients. With the support of this loan her life will change a lot because she'll have more stock in her business and she'll be able to offer her customers various sweets. Her sales will increase and her profits as well.

Her challenge is being able to get her family ahead and make her business grow. Her dream is to be a successful micro-entrepreneur and be able to set up her cafeteria downtown because it's an area where there are more sales.

This is her second loan with FAMA and she has made her payments punctually.

In this group: Maria Emelda, Wendy Maribel, Erasmo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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