A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy pencils, pens, glues, colouring pencils, scissors, white paper, coloured paper, card, Plasticine, notebooks, and more.


El Mañana Group's story

Elvira is 25 years old and has a small business selling stationery. She tells us that when she started this work, it was because she wanted to open her own business and, given that there were no other stationers in the community, she thought that this would be a good investment. Thanks to her hard work and effort, she now has had the business for five years. Elvira is very happy as it is her own source of employment and she can earn her own money from her own home.

Elvira has applied for a "Vision Fund" loan in order to expand her business, by buying pencils, pens, glues, colouring pencils, scissors, white paper, coloured paper, card, Plasticine, notebooks, and more.

Elvira and her husband have two young sons. Elvia is proud of her business as there is no other like it in the community and she feels that, in some way, she is helping the people and children who live nearby.

Elvira is a member of the "El Mañana" group, which is in the Arroyo de Pita community. Here the main source of work is from sowing and growing sugar cane.

The other members of the group, and their businesses, are:

Emma - sells soft drinks Adriana - sells chicken Candida - sells bottles Minerva - sells cosmetics María del Carmen - sells groceries María - sells cosmetics Mariela - sells footwear.

In this group: Emma , Candida *, Adriana, Minerva, Maria Del Carmen , Elviara , Maria , Mariela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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