A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Benito Juarez Group's story

Augustina is another member of the Benito Juarez group. She is 78 years old, a widow, and has an elementary school education. When he was young her parent had a different way of thinking and only the boys went to school. The girls stayed home to learn the household tasks. Augustina has always been an enterprising woman and five years ago she decided to sell clothing and cosmetics on foot (door to door) with her friends and neighbors. She shows her products and takes orders. She had earned many customers in recent years and her business is moving ahead.

Augustina wants to grow her business and have more customers.

The other members are Ceferina, who sells clothimg. Jasmine sells groceries. The woman in the denim pants and white blouse is a neighbor who wanted to be in the photo.

In this group: Jazmin, Agustina, Maria Dora, Ceferina, Candido, Lucina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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