A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy green plantains, potatoes, oil, bags, dough, cabbage, etc.


Las Encantadoras Group's story

The group is made up of five women who are successful in their businesses. The group is coordinated by María who is 30 years old, has a partner, and is the mother of two children who are five and one years old. She makes a living selling plantains, local style enchiladas, potatoes, and all that comes with that, on the streets of her community. Her sister helps her to fry and sell.

She needs the loan to buy plantains, potatoes, oil, bags, cabbage, and more. With the previous loan she was able to improve her business by purchasing new pots and ladles. This increased her profits and has motivated her to continue borrowing from this institution.

Another member is María who is 23 years old and sells vegetables such as onion, tomato, peppers, and more. Sandra is 36 years old and makes red bean tamales which she offers to her neighbors in the community. She also sells soup twice a week from her home. Thirty-five-year-old María buys seasonal harvests. She will use the money to invest in avocado harvests. Finally, the 52-year-old María is the owner of a mini-mart and sells fruit wholesale.

In this group: María Auxiliadora, Sandra María, María Ester, María De Fátima , María Auxiliadora

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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