A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy vegetables, sweets, and drinks.

Las Esmeraldas Group's story

Yolanda is 50 years old. She is married and has three children, now independent adults. Yolanda is a member of the "Las Esmeraldas" group, which is made up of seven hard-working and united women. With a desire to improve her income and get ahead, Yolanda took the decision to start her own business selling basic, staple goods. Yolanda is proud as, thanks to her business, she has made improvements to her home. Yolanda is applying for a loan in order to buy vegetables, groceries and drinks. Yolanda's wish is to improve her shop. The "Las Esmeraldas" group thanks Kiva investors for supporting them and helping them to progress. In the photo Yolanda is the second on the left - she is wearing a pink t-shirt with a black vest.

In this group: Gladys Blanca, Carmen Victoria, Ysabel, Beatriz, Gladys Lucy, Yolanda Antonieta, Mirell Irma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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