A loan of $6,175 helped a member to buy clothes, perfumes and cosmetics.

Niño Jesús De Las Orquideas (Portoviejo) Group's story

The Niños Jesús de las Orquídeas meets every fortnight in Las Orquídeas, Portoviejo. The group is made up of 3 men and 10 women, all of whom are very hard working and, with the help of loans, will expand their businesses, and as such, improve quality of life for their families. They are involved in various activities, mainly within the retail sector.

One of the partners of the group is Fidencia who is a 53 year old single mother with three grown-up children, one of whom still lives with her. Fidencia is a very good mother who has always liked achieving things through hard work. She works selling clothes and Avon and Yanbal cosmetics, beauty products, perfumes and accessories. She works for 2 to 3 hours per day, three days per week, leaving products with clients on credit and collecting payment very eight days. She has been doing this for three years and it is going very well. Perfume and cosmetics are what she sells most frequently. A loan will help Fidencia to buy clothing, perfumes and other cosmetics. She has attended five meetings with the credit group and likes it because it helps her move forward. Her dream is to expand her business.

In this group: Fidencia Narcisa, Ana Dolores, Danixa Alhay, Nery Betsy, Danny Azucena, Doris Elizabeth, Miguel Angel, Madelaine Soledad, María Monserrate, María Magdalena, Eraida Fernanda, Jhonny Rozana*, Richard David*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Owen Wood

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