A loan of $850 helped to purchase clothing and plastic products to sell.

Ramona Felipa's story

The credit group Mujeres Progresistas meets every 15 days in the canton of Jipijapa in a region known as the "Sultana of Coffee" for its expansive coffee plantations producing a unique flavor, their cuisine, and the warmth of its people.

Here lives Ramona, 56, the single mother of six children of whom five are adults and the youngest is a 16-year-old studying in high school. Four children still live at home.
Ramona is a goof mother who saw the need to work in order to raise her children. She is a merchant, selling clothing and all kinds of plastic goods in a room in her home. She works there everyday from 8 am to 6 pm with the help of her children. She also goes door-to-door selling clothes for cash and allows people she knows well to pay on credit. She has been doing this work for more than 22 years which has helped her raise her children.

This loan will be used to buy pants, blouses, shirts, and plastic products. She has been in this credit group from the beginning and likes the help they have always given. Her dreams are for her youngest son to be a professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen

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