A loan of $7,450 helped a member to buy more meat, chorizo, and chicken.

Los Jazmines Group's story

This group is named Los Jazmines. The members decided to give it this name because the owner of the house where they meet has a small garden with three jasmine plants.

This story is about Quintila, who is 54 years old and a widow for more than ten years. She has six children, of whom only Aleida is a student; she is in the second year of high school. All the others are already married. She has worked selling meat, chorizo, and chicken for seven years. She decided to get into this business because she wanted to find the way to get her child ahead and to have a better quality of life.

She is going to invest the loan she received in buying more meat, chorizo, and chicken to continue with her business.

Quintila is very happy because she says it is going very well for her with her business. Her sales have increased a lot, as well as her customers and income, so much so that she is saving to guarantee her daughter's education. In this way her daughter can have a good professional career.

The goal she says she has for her business is to continue investing in her business to make it grow quickly, because what she really wants is to build a small store to set up her butcher shop to have better sales and stock as well as more and better profits.

She is very grateful to Fundación Realidad and the Kiva lenders for the unconditional support they are giving because, thanks to this help, she has improved her quality of life and that of her family.

These are the names and jobs of every one of the members of the Los Jazmines group: Elsa, Ruth, Quintila, Lucia, Alejandra, Salvador, Norma, María del Rosario, Eusebia, Flora, María, Santa Cruz, and María Eugenia, who work in different businesses such as groceries, cosmetics sales, shoes, perfume, food, clothing, greengrocer, bakery, etc.

In this group: Elsa, Ruth, Quintila, Lucia Otiluia, Alejandra, Salvador, Norma, Maria Del Rosario, Eusebia, Flora, Maria Guadalupe, Santa Cruz, Maria Eugenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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