A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy basic products such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, dairy products, salt, medicines, toilet paper, Tang products, meat, chicken, fizzy drinks, Cola, bread, sweet bread and more.


El Arbol Group's story

This group is made up of four businesswomen. One of these members is 34-year-old Mirna. She has a partner and two children, aged ten and eight years old. Mirna has had a grocery store in her home for two and a half years. Before starting this work, she was a housewife. Mirna's mother helps her with the business, serving customers. This loan will be used to buy basic products such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, dairy products, salt, medicines, toilet paper, Tang products, meat, chicken, fizzy drinks, Cola, bread, sweet bread and more. One thing that Mirna has managed as a result of previous loans is that she has built a wall around her home, providing her family with more security. Martiza is 40 years old and has a business selling Avon cosmetics. Eugenia is 21 years old and sells "posol" (a maize drink) and seeds for calabash tress. Margot is 62 years old and has a business selling watermelons.

In this group: Eugenia Del Carmen , Margot Del Carmen , Mirna Damaris, Maritza Esther
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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