A loan of $3,150 helped a member to stock up their grocery store.

Las Colorinas Group's story

The "Las Colorinas" ("the coral trees", in English) group is made up of hard-working and responsible women who live in the same community and who have known each other for a long time. The group's members chose the name for the group themselves because there are coral trees growing in their local area. Enedina represents the group and she tells us that she is 29 years old, has been married for a year - to a man named Romualdo -, and together with her husband they have a two children - one is already at primary school. Enedina has had a grocery store for ten years. The idea was Enedina's and it all started with her husband selling sweets from a wooden table but, little by little, they started selling groceries. Now, Enedina is applying for a loan in order to buy more groceries such as detergent, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, seeds, tinned goods, drinks and bread, which is what usually sells most in the community. According to Enedina, she has not had any difficulties with her grocery store but she says her dream is to expand the business and to begin selling cold meats and dairy products, such as yoghurts, again. That way she will earn more and can improve her children's quality of life so that they can study to be professionals. Enedina and, indeed, the whole group, are very happy and grateful to the institution as, thanks to the loan, they will be able to invest in their businesses. Catalina, Juana, María Guadalupe, Julia and Olivia will invest in raising yearling sheep. Gregoria will invest in raising pigs.

In this group: Enedina, Catalina, Juana, Maria Guadalupe, Gregoria , Julia, Olivia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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