Alejandra is 33 years old. She has four children and her husband works in the maize fields. She makes corn "tostadas" and sells them in San Cristobal de las Casas which is about an hour away from where she lives. She also sells her produce with people that know her and request orders. She is part of a solidarity group called Mar3 integrated by: Laura Gonzalez Zuñiga, who sells female cosmetics, creams and perfumes and Margarita Zuñiga Ton, who sells shoes to people from her town. Alejandra would use the loan to purchase more firewood and corn. Laura and Alejandra get their supplies wholesale in order to decrease costs.
Translated from Spanish by Yael Schwartzman, Kiva Volunteer.
ALEJANDRA TIENE 33 AÑOS, CUATRO HIJOS, SU ESPOSO TRABAJA EN LA SIEMBRA DEL MAIZ. ELLA SE DEDICA A ELABORAR TOSTADAS DE MAIZ Y LO VENDE EN LA CIUDAD DE SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS UBICADO A UNA HORA DE SU LOCALIDAD, TAMBIEN VENDE CON PERSONAS QUE LA CONOCEN Y LE HACEN LOS PEDIDOS. ELLA FORMA PARTE DE UN GRUPO SOLIDARIO LLAMADO MAR 3, QUIENES LO INTEGRAN: LAURA GONZALEZ ZUÑIGA SE DEDICA A VENDER COSMETICOS, CREMAS Y PERFUMES PARA LA MUJER; MARGARITA ZUÑIGA TON VENDE ZAPATOS CON LA GENTE DE SU LOCALIDAD. CON EL PRESTAMO ALEJANDRA COMPRARA LEÑA Y MAIZ; LAURA Y ALEJANDRA SE ABASTECERAN AL POR MAYOR PARA REDUCIR COSTOS.
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