A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy staples for her store and raw materials for snow cones.

Virgen Del Socorro Group's story

The group is made up of three members. One of them is María, 39, who's married and has two children.

She has had her grocery store for five years. She also has two mobile carts where she pays two workers to sell snow cones. She started her business selling snow cones and with the profits now she has her grocery store in her house.

She'll invest the loan in staples such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, Maggi-brand soup, eggs, bread, milk, beef, chicken, salt, dairy products, bath soap, detergent, popular medicine, etc. She's also going to acquire raw materials for snow cones, including ice, pineapples, sugar, raspberry, coloring, glasses, spoons, bags, etc.

Ana sells tortillas and cooked beans and María sells Avon cosmetics.

In this group: Maria Del Socorro, Ana Maria, Mariela Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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