A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy supplies to make sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried foods, among other products.


Multietnicas Group's story

This group is made up of four women who organized themselves three years ago with the goal of accessing financing to buy merchandise for the little convenience stores that each one of the members had established. The group name is "Multietnicas" (Multiethnics) because it is formed by women of different ethnic groups, regardless of the differences in culture, language, race, and history, under one common social identity, which is to improve their quality of life. Irma Isabel is a friendly and hard-working woman. She is 40 years old, married, and has 5 children. She is the coordinator of the solidarity group. With the goal of having her own source of income, she established a little convenience store seven years ago and sells nacatamales and fast food from Thursday to Sunday. She is applying for financing to buy supplies to make sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried foods, among other products. Her dream is to have a distributorship.

In this group: Irma Isabel, Julia De Jesus, Maria Hermenegilda, Yolanda
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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