A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy supplies for preparing her dishes.

Flor De Cardamomo Lancetillo Group's story

Sra. Sarbelia is an unmarried mother. She is 49 years old and finished six years of her primary school education. Sarbelia has eight children, two of whom are studying. She sells food at the municipal market.

Sarbelia started this business out of necessity because she wanted to help her husband with supporting their family. To this point, she has 20 years of experience.

Sarbelia organized a group so that she could request a loan. The money will be used to buy supplies for preparing more dishes that are in demand. In the future, she would like to increase her operating capital so that she can sell more.

The other members of the group engage in growing cardamom. The photo shows 17 members, but only 10 of them are participating in this loan.

In this group: Santos Octaviana, Tomas Vicente, Ambrocia, Albina, Adelaida, Natividad, Clara, Sarbelia, Juana, Santos

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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