A loan of $625 helped a member to buy basic grains such as a quintal (about 100 lbs) of rice, sugar, beans, cartons of oil, boxes of soap, coffee, bags of toilet paper, etc.

Virgen Milagrosa Group's story

This group is made up of three successful trade partners. One of them is Maritza, 33, who lives with her partner. She has been running a convenience store from her house since five years ago. She is asking for a loan to buy dry beans and grains, such as a quintal of rice (about 100 lbs), frijoles, sugar, cartons of oil, boxes of soap, coffee, big bags of toilet paper, etc.
The rest of the group is made up by Damaris, 25, who sells soft drinks, fried plantains with cheese, and pork rinds; and Jenny, 24, who sells food and fresh groceries.

In this group: Maritza Elizabeth, Damaris Del Carmen, Jenny Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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