A loan of $4,475 helped a member to launch her store that has groceries, like perishable items.

El Cielito Group's story

Elena is part of the "Little Sky Group." She is 39 years old and is the single mother of two children who are in middle school. She says it has been difficult to be both the mother and father of her children, since the kids are very rebellious right now.

She says that before she was working as a housekeeper, but upon seeing that she wasn't taking good care of her children, she decided it would be best to start a small grocery store in her house and thereby stay more in charge of her home.

She says that right now she is asking for a loan to buy goods to sell in her small store, like sugar, milk, eggs, rice, soup, cookies, soft drinks, oil, sardines, tuna, toilet paper, diapers, and a bunch of other things that other stores in nearby towns sell. People don't want to spend money on travel to get these basics.

She says that if they give her the loan her business will improve and she will be able to earn more, and with those earnings she can give her children a better quality of life. The other members are the group are named Maria Antonio, Rosa Glora, Otilia, and Lucia. They will invest their money in materials to make artisanal embroideries, in the purchase of fruit and vegetables to sell, and for goods to launch a grocery store.

In this group: Maria Antonia, Rosa Gloria, Otilia, Lucia, Maria Elena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik

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