A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy tamarinds, plums, avocados, etc.


Berlin Group's story

This group is comprised of five successful entrepreneurs, one of whom is Sonia, 47. She lives with her common-law husband and two children, ages 22 and 13. For ten years she has been in the business of selling seasonal fruit and her two children help when it comes to harvesting the fruit.

She plans to use the loan to buy fruit such as papayas, tamarinds, plums, avocados, etc. Her goal is to put metal sheeting on her house with the profits she earns.

Julio, 27, buys and sells cheese; Emma, 50, sells tamales, pinolillo and pinol (corn flour dinks); José Luis, 37, sells tamales and Rosmery, 21, sells underwear.

In this group: Sonia Del Carmen, Emma Del Socorro, Julio Cesar , Rosmery Auxiliadora , Jose Luis

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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