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A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy candy, bonbons, popsicles, chocolates, fried pork rinds.

La Guadalupita Group's story

Edith Maribel, 32, is married and has four children, two boys and two girls; all attend school. The oldest boy is in secondary school and the youngest girl is in preschool; the other two attend elementary school.

She sells candy, fried pork rinds, frozen popsicles at a school. She asked for her loan to buy candy, bonbons, chocolates, popsicles and fried pork rinds. She started the business a year ago because she lacked economic resources and had all of her young children attending school. She started out buying just a little with some of the money her husband gave her for expenses. Her business is important because she buys the candy to sell and she has money to buy whatever food is needed. She likes to sell out her merchandise with the students at secondary school. She uses profits to buy candy again and for food. Her dreams and hope is that her children continue with their schooling and that her business improves and grows well-stocked with candy.

The members of the group want to say to Kiva and to Fundación Realidad: “Thank you for the loans; they help us get ahead with our family. Please continue lending to us with lower interests and monthly payments.”

In this group: Anselma , Edith Maribel , Josefina, Paula

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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