A loan of $1,325 helped a member purchase of merchandise.

Girasoles Group's story

Hello, our group is called Girasoles (Sunflowers), I, Santos Pastor M., have brought us together. I am 50 and am the coordinator of the group. I have a watchmaking shop in the Guanacaste district, together with my fellow team members:

Maria V., 67, with a business selling fruits, doughnuts, and avocados;
Virginia S., 60, with a cafeteria business (candies, breakfast and lunch); and the last group member,
Jesica S., 34, has a canteen in which she also makes doughnuts and breakfasts.

We are all located in the Guanacaste district, and have known each other there for more than 12 years. Our businesses provide us enough money for an acceptable life, allowing us to pay for the expenses of education, food, and health for our children. But now we need to have a better selection in our businesses, and for this reason we are requesting help in order to get ahead in our businesses, since they are the future of our families.

In this group: Santos Pastor, Maria Aminda, Virginia, Jesica Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geoffrey and Susan Gall

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