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Chomchaj Group's story

Señora Catalina is 39, married, and the mother of seven children, two of them in school. She never had the chance to go to school, but she opened a store nine years ago with the help of her husband, who also has a business.

Catalina has organized a group and is applying for a loan that she will use to purchase goods for her business, such as: canned goods, staple grains, sodas, snacks, eggs, soaps, etc. Catalina hopes to one day run a grocery store and distribute goods to small shops. The other members of the group work in various businesses and raising livestock.

In this group: Lorenza, Surama, Marta, Paulina, Catalina, Antonia, Juana, Petrona, Ana, Maria Elena, Maria Isabel, Catarina Angelica, Juana Cecilia, Lilian Sulamita, Maria, Carmela, Emiliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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