A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy chicken to sell as cut-up chicken by the kilo.

La Cabañita Group's story

Sofía is 79 years old, and even though she is a woman of very advanced age, she has a zest for living. She sells chicken outside her home every day.

She says there is a young man who carries the chicken to her home, as she lives a bit far from where they sell it. She says that she sells dressed chicken by the kilo, and has had this business for more than 10 years. This is because before, her husband helped her support the household, but unfortunately he passed away, and she had to take over responsibility for all the expenses.

Right now she is asking for a loan so that she can buy chicken to sell by the kilo in her community. In spite of her age, Doña Chofi, as her friends know her, is a hard-working woman and very responsible.

The other members of the group are: Consuelo, Leticia, Florentina, Tomasa, Blanca Estela, Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda and Alejandra.

They will invest their loans in the purchase of items for stocking a grocery store, in a silkscreening workshop, in the purchase of cosmetics by catalog to sell, to buy ingredients for making bread, to buy fruits and vegetables to sell, to buy materials for making costume jewelry, the purchase of oils, to buy spare parts for an auto repair shop, and to buy clothing by catalog to sell.

In this group: Consuelo, Leticia, Florentina*, Tomasa, Blanca Estela , Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda*, Sofia, Alejandra
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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