A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, bulk goods, etc.

San Jose Group's story

Seventeen women make up the group called "San Jose," which is in its 11th loan cycle, thanks to the work they continue to do, and to the fact that they have demonstrated great unity and a great desire to get ahead. The poverty elimination survey is being carried out, and it shows that three of the members are below the poverty line.

One of the members is Venancia, who is at level two on the poverty elimination scale. She reports that she works as a merchant, since she has a neighborhood grocery store and a shop selling sewing supplies. The work and effort she makes to get ahead and help her family through her work are noteworthy.

She is requesting this loan to buy products for her business, such as rice, sugar and bulk goods, which are her best-selling products. She wants to be able to continue with her sales and grow with her business.

In this group: Maria, Irene, Teodosia, Marcelina, Birina, Catalina, Maria, Sonia, Venancia, Telma, Catalina, Jazmin, Liz, Felicia, Maria, Yolanda, Teresa*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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