La Presa Group
Update on La Presa GroupSocorro is 63 years old and married. Her husband milks cows. They have ten grown children, seven women and three men.
She has a grocery store. She requested her loan to buy oil, soap, beans, sugar, eggs, toilet paper, bleach, coffee, rice, hot sauce, and jalapeño chilies, etc. She started her business six years ago. She started buying a small amount, and she gradually increased what she bought.
Her business is important because she benefits from not worrying about food. She likes this business; it serves as a distraction. She is content waiting on her customers, and she is proud that through her business she was able to get her children ahead. It helped them attend high school.
Her store is popular due to the good prices of her merchandise. She uses the income to continue investing and to pay the loan. She is pleased with the loan received. It saves her from difficulties, and it helps her to continue buying merchandise to sell.
Her dreams and hopes are for her store to grow, to have the store well-stocked, and to be able to help her children. The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Fundación Realidad, “Thank you for your help. With the loans we are able to continue making progress and we hope that all is well so that you will continue supporting us with the loans.”
Previous Loan DetailsThis communal bank is called “La Presa” (The Dam) and is located in Palo Blanco in the Mexican state of Morelos. Its members are Daniela who will buy perfume, creams, makeup, lipsticks, etc., Agustina, who will buy net-like cloth to fish tilapia, Socorro who will buy oil, sugar, toilet paper,… More from La Presa Group's previous loan »
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