A loan of $2,100 helped a member to purchase soda, corn, rice, beans, cabbage, beets, carrots, bundles of firewood, etc.


Alfa Y Omega Group's story

This solidarity group includes three members. One of them is the coordinator Maria, who is 51 years old, in a relationship, and the mother of five children, none of whom are dependents. She works for a living selling beans, tortillas, and other food from her home. She started this business 16 years ago with a severance pay given to her by her previous place of work.

She is requesting the loan to purchase soda, corn, rice, beans, cabbage, beets, carrots, bundles of firewood, etc. Through the loans given by the institution, she has been able to increase her income, make improvements to her house, and expand her business, since before she only offered beans and tortillas in her home. These have been great successes for her and her family.

The other members are Ángela, 59, who has a scrap metal business in her home, and Lilliam, 45, who sells cosmetics and clothing as a street vendor.

In this group: Maria Alcadia, Liliam De Los Reyes , Angela Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Frank



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