A loan of $2,700 helped a member to pay for weeding her cardamom.

Los Cardamomeros Group's story

Rosa, 28, is a single mother. She didn't have the opportunity to attend school. She has three children, all of whom are in school.

Rosa makes a living growing cardamom. She started this business with her parents and currently has 10 years of experience. She has the support of her family.

She decided to organize a group and is requesting a loan to weed her cardamom. She wants her business to prosper in the future so she can better support her children.

The other members of the group make their livings harvesting cardamom. There are 19 members in the photo but only 10 of them were given the loan.

In this group: Rosa, Panfilo, Paulina, Teodora, Juana, Genaro, Santiago, Primitivo, Basilia, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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