A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy rice, beans, oil, soup, salt, biscuits, flour, toilet paper, toothpaste, fried goods, sweets, canned goods, soap, soda, chicken, fruits and vegetables.


La Esperanza (Flat) Group's story

The La Esperanza (Hope) group is made up of four friendly, enterprising women, who have always worked hard to support their families. They decided to give the group this name because they hope that through this loan, their businesses will prosper and they will be able to offer their loved ones a better life. This group lives in a community in a sugar-growing region and the main source of work is in the countryside, planting and harvesting sugar cane.

Maria Luisa is one of the members of this group. She left education after primary school and is married to Vicente. They have a son who works in the countryside as a laborer with his father. With the support of her family, Maria Luisa has run a grocery store for over 11 years. She explains that when she began her business it was smaller and sold just a few items, such as soda and sweets. Over time, her business has grown, and she now sells groceries and chicken.

Ella says that "my favorite thing about the store is that it makes me feel like I'm helping my family financially and we can buy what we need and save. Thank you Vision Fund for the loan that will give results over time".

A loan from Vision Fund will help her to buy rice, beans, oil, soup, salt, biscuits, flour, toilet paper, toothpaste, fried goods, sweets, canned goods, soap, soda, chicken, fruits and vegetables to restock her business. In the future, Maria Luisa wants to grow her store, stock more products, and serve more customers to increase profits.

The other members of the group are Maura, who sells clothing, Maria Del Rosario, who sells shoes, and Eusebia, who sells cosmetics.

In this group: Maura , Maria Luisa , Maria Del Rosario , Eusebia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel


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