A loan of $7,550 helped a member to buy stock for her grocery store like milk, eggs, ham, bleach, tuna, sugar, and more.

Las Nenas Group's story

Ninfa is 26 and has enjoyed working since she was very young. Three years ago, she opened a grocery store in her house so that she could help her husband meet household expenses. She started with a small table of sweets, which was successful because there is a high school and elementary school nearby. She added more items such as sodas, juices, and homemade sandwiches. Slowly, the business grew, and now she has a grocery store. She is the single mother of two children (she is separated), and she wants to help her children get ahead.

She is applying for a loan to stock her store and will also sell to another store where nonperishable items are sold at discount prices. She dreams of expanding her store and having arcade machines the local children can play.

She belongs to the communal bank Las Nenas, which she joined because the women members were pleasant and young-at-heart. The other members are Rosalba, María del Rosario, Alicia, Rosa, Lizbeth, María Minerva, Gloria, Alicia, Celia, Claudia Minerva, Ma. Beatriz, Ma. Concepción, and Jenifer. They will use the loan to buy pigs to slaughter for taco fillings; to sell shoes; to sell catalog perfumes and cosmetics; to sell catalog mattresses; to buy ingredients to make tacos; to buy seeds to roast and sell; and to buy supplies to make baked goods to sell.

In this group: Rosalba, Lizbeth, Maria Minerva, Gloria, Alicia, Celia, Claudia Minerva, Ma. Beatriz*, Maria Del Rosario, Alicia, Rosa, Ma Concepcion, Ninfa, Jenifer
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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