A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy clothes and costume jewelry to sell.


Los Macuiles Group's story

This group of seven cheerful, enterprising women is called “Los Macuites.” They decided to join together because they have things in common: they live in the community of Los Macuites, they like commerce and they’ve known each other for many years.

Alma Delia is one of the women that make up said group. She’s 49 years of age and only studied a commercial career. She relates that she’s liked to work since she was little but what she liked the most was being a merchant because this gave her the opportunity of a job, she earned her own money and she could help pay for her schooling.

She’s been working in commerce for 38 years. She relates that she started out selling pieces of fabric and then she was invited to sell Avon products. She currently sells clothes and costume jewelry. She relates that when she stocks up on products she doesn’t even have to go out to sell them because customers come to her house to see her goods because she’s well-known in the community because of her sales.

Alma Delia is very proud of her activity because thanks to it she’s moved her family forward. In addition, she’s building a locale at home where she plans to set up a grocery store.

A VisiónFund loan will help her invest in a variety of costume jewelry, shirts, t-shirts, shorts, dresses, skirts, blouses, pants and underwear to continue with her sales. Her short-term goal is to finish building the locale so she can start selling groceries.

The other group members are:

Blanca-shoe sales Adalberta-meat sales Beatriz-sugarcane growing María-soft-drinks sales Martina-fruit and vegetable sales María-shoe sales

In this group: Blanca , Alma Delia , Adalberta, Beatriz , Maria , Martina , Marisol
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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