A loan of $1,225 helped a member purchase merchandise.


Los Solecitos Group's story

The Soles Group is composed of 4 members. Mrs. Esther is the group's coordinator. Esther started her business to help her husband cover living expenses. 3 years ago, he was selling toys, souvenirs and other assorted gifts at the local market when he fell ill and she had to fill in and continue selling those item in order to keep paying their household expenses.
Pilar started her business because her husband's income alone was not enough for their family's survival. She started her business 5 years ago when her husband was let go of a job and found a new one that paid less. It was tough at the beginning, so she decided to start selling cosmetics as a way to generate extra income.
Candelaria started her business because her husband was having difficulties finding a job and their children's basic needs were not being met. She started selling shoes thorough catalog orders and, gradually, the business grew and she was able to succeed.
Mrs. Paola started her business 3 years ago because she wanted to take her family on a vacation trip. She began selling perfumes to an acquaintance to raise some money and then she realized it was actually becoming a source of income. Financially, she fell less pressured and decided to dedicate herself 100% to this venture. Subsequently, a relative was bringing perfumes from the U.S.A. at low prices which enabled her to gain more customers.
They need a loan in the amount of US $1225 that will be paid back within 5 months. It will be used to keep buying merchandise and keep their businesses moving forward. With your help, this can become reality.

In this group: Maria Esther, Maria Del Pilar, Maria Candelaria, Karla Paola

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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