A loan of $4,675 helped a member purchase ingredients for making their meals.

Dorcas Group's story

The DORCAS Entrepreneurial Bank is made up of nine members, eight women and one man. Martha is the president of the bank. She is 50 years old, pictured above in the patterned blouse and the brown purse. She is married with two little children, and she works selling food from her own home. This loan is her first cycle with this institution, and she will use this loan to purchase ingredients such as oil, potatoes, and various foodstuffs.

Martha faces challenges in her business such as competition, as there are several people who are also dedicated to the sale of food, but Martha serves puts good seasoning in her food and treats her customers very kindly, so they them come to her. She hopes to continue making sales through her business and one day have a restaurant.This will allow her to provide a greater level of comfort for her customers, to grow her business, increase her income, and in the end improve the quality of life for herself and her family.

In this group: Martha Yenny, Edith , Lais Cristianne, Elizabeth, Jackeline, Giovana, Orvil Franz, Bibiana, Rosanna

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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