A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy meat, tortillas, onions, a variety of chili peppers, soft drinks and napkins.

Grupo Los Globos Group's story

Lazara is a 45-year-old woman with a primary school education. She is currently single, and her children are now married. She lives in an area where sugar cane is grown, and the primary source of income is from the sowing and harvest of this crop.

She reports that she has always worked in order to provide a better life to her family. She has always made her living as a vendor. She started out selling Tupperware with her friends and neighbors but within a couple of years she was selling delicious sausage tacos. She sells her tacos on Friday, Saturday and Sunday out of a small corridor that she has in her home. She tells us that thanks to God, her sales are very good, and she always sells out of her food.

She needs this loan in order to buy meat, tortillas, onions, a variety of chili peppers, soft drinks and napkins. She hopes that her business continues to grow and that she can invest in some tables and chairs so that she can provide better service to her customers. She says "Thanks to your support we will be able to grow our businesses little by little and to have a better life going forward."

Lazara is one of ten members of the group "Los Globos". They gave this name to their group since this is the name of the neighborhood where the majority of the members live.

The rest of the members are:

Azucena - sells groceries
Israel - has a bricklaying business
Dolores -sells tortillas
Irene - sells clothing
Juan Carlos - sells footwear
Misael - sells clothing
Carolina - sells jewelry
Luz del Carmen - sells footwear
Maria de Lourdes - sells crafts

In this group: Lázara, Azucena, Israel, Dolores, Irene, Juan Carlos*, Misael, Carolina, Luz Del Carmen*, Maria De Los Angeles
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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