A loan of $850 helped a member to buy cosmetics to sell.


El Nazareno Group's story

María is 57, married, and lives with her husband in the village of La Masica, in Atlántida. She has been selling cosmetics out of a catalogue for 4 years. Among the products she sells door-to-door are moisturisers, lotions, and shampoos. She took out many loans in the course of her life to keep in business. The one she asks for now, to the tune of 7,000 lempiras, is backed by a borrower's group and will be used to buy cosmetics to sell, in order to increase her profits and have a higher standard of living. The group is called 'El Nazareno' and is comprised of 3 members: María, on the left, wearing a checquered pink blouse, Roberto, standing in the middle, and Sandra, on the right, wearing red trousers. Roberto sells underwear and Sandra fish and cosmetics. They are neighbours. The group loan of 17,000 lempiras will be used to buy more inventory for their respective businesses and increase their sales.

In this group: Maria Leonor, Roberto , Sandra Marbely
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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