A loan of $775 helped a member to buy pasta, soap, chicken, sausages, sauces, milk, cheese, rice, sugar, salt etc for his business.

G.s Los Amigos Group's story

Mr. Mario 40 years old, single and does not have any depended children. He lives in the San Lorenzo community, in southern Honduras. He has his own house, and for the past seven years, he has been working in groceries sales. Mr. Mario sells everything related to family needs. His customers appreciate his service and good selection. He is the leader of the “Los Amigos” [The Friends] solidarity group. It is called The Friends because the group is made up of friends and neighbors who get along and are supportive of each other. They are an example of a group that has been working together and their mission is to advance. Mr. Mario is requesting a loan to purchase inventory for his grocery store such as: pasta, soap, chicken, sausages, sauces, milk, cheese, rice, sugar, salt etc. He is very pleased with the support of PRISMA and profits they all earn from their businesses which are improving their quality of life. Mr. Mario’s dream is to improve his business and also wants his fellow group memebers to thrive. Ms. Valentina has a grocery business for the past three years. Mr. Santos has been selling firewood for the last ten yeas. San Lorenzo, Honduras-January 2013.

In this group: Mario Reynell, Valentina, Santos Agustin
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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