A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy soup, coffee, sugar, beans, oil, cookies, detergents, sweets, canned goods, and soda.

El Triunfo (Flat) Ahorros Group's story

El Triunfo (Triumph) is a group made up of six people and located in Plan de Villa, where the main source of employment is in the fields planting and growing sugar cane.

Emma is one of the members of El Triunfo group. She is 29 years old, did not have the opportunity to study, and is the single mother of three small children who are in primary school. She talks about always having had the idea to have her own business in which she could employ herself and thus spend more time with her children and be able to offer them a better quality of life.

Five months ago she achieved the opening of her grocery store, which she has set up in her house. She chose this job because it is profitable and does not have seasons; every day she has sales. What she likes about her job is dealing with people. Furthermore, although she is just starting her business, she tries to have it well stocked with what the people ask for so that they become customers. The business also helps her teach her children that working is how one earns a living.

A loan fron VisionFund would allow her to invest in the purchase of soup, coffee, sugar, beans, oil, detergents, sweets, canned goods, and soda, in order to restock her store. In the future she hopes that she can offer her children the opportunity to study a career, and that her business improves.

The other members of the group are:
Petra - Sells clothing
Heladia - Sells chicken
Emiliano - Plants and grows sugar cane
Adriana - Sells clothing
Gabino - Plants and sells sugar cane

In this group: Petra, Emma, Heladia, Emiliano, Adriana, Gabino

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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