A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy women's clothes and sandals to sell.

Banco Mujer Los Girasoles Group's story

Yesenia is a member of the "Mujer los Girasoles" bank. She is 29 years old, married and a mother to three children, all minors; two of the children are attending primary school. Yesenia is an experienced businesswoman. She started her business as she saw a need to help with household costs as her husband is a lorry driver and receives a very low salary. This is Yesenia's second loan. Her first allowed her to buy more merchandise to offer to more customers in other nearby customers. By doing this, Yesenia was able to increase sales.

Yesenia is a very enterprising woman who has identified short- and medium-term goals. Yesenia's priority is to continue supporting her husband and help with her children's education. In the future Yesenia would also like to study and complete high school. This loan will be used to invest in buying clothes and sandals for women, which sell well in the summer.

Alongside Yesenia work nine women who will invest in different work, including businesses, manufacturing and agricultural work.

In this group: Patricia, Marisol , Evangelina , Ruth, Yesenia, Teresa , Petrona, Isabel , Ileana , Evelyn
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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