A loan of $750 helped a member to buy fabric, ribbon, thread, elastic, needles and sewing machine oil.


Jehova Es Mi Roca Group's story

The supportive group Jehová es Mi Roca, is going through their sixth cycle of loans. They want to continue growing their businesses and help further their families. The coordinator, Charlotte is 37 years old. She has a partner and is the mother of 5 children, ages 16, 12, 10, 4 and 1. They are the engine that runs her life. She owns a sewing business specializing in children's typical dresses. She will use this loan to buy fabric, ribbon, thread, elastic, needles and sewing machine oil. Her goal is to buy more sewing machines with her profits to grow her small business.
The other members are Yahaira del Carmen, 35; she sells home-made candy and children's clothes. She will use this loan to buy more dresses to have a large variety to offer to her custimers. Eulalia, 58, a living example of perseverance, sells sweets, fritters, grapefruit juice and home-made ice cream. And, María Elena, 58, who sells local bananas.

In this group: Charlotte Elizabeth, Yahaira Del Carmen, Eulalia Del Carmen, María Elena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jimena Lopez.



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