Total loan: $4,500

Oasis Group

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Guerero, Gro., Mexico / Food

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A loan helped Purchase of raw materials to make cheese.

Oasis Group's story

Señora Noemí García M. is from a small community called Tonalá, in the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres, State of Guerrero, Mexico. In order to get to the community, there is a detour off the highway over 8 km. of rough dirt track, barely usable during the rainy season, before arriving at the main town. She is 29, married with 3 children of 8, 4, and 7 months. For the last 3 years she has been selling fresh cheeses that she makes herself with milk that she buys from small dairies in the area. She also has had a grocery shop for a short while, and she would like to enlarge her business. Although she is married, her husband gives her very little towards expenses since he works at subsistence-level agriculture. Therefore she needs to sell more to generate more income to improve the economic situation of her family. Among other necessities is the purchase of a cheese press in order to diversify her products to sell pressed cheeses, since currently she only sells fresh cheese. If she continues to qualify for more credit, she will be able to buy this machine with the next loan. Before requesting a loan through Fundación Realidad, she was working through a savings bank, but because of bad service she decided to change to Fundación Realidad. For this she had to form a group of 12 persons, each with their own economic activity. The names of the members of the group and their business are below: Name, Loan Amount, Business Areli R. R., 5,000, Selling snacks Bertoldina C. S., 5,000, Selling sweets and meals in school Gumecinda G. M., 5,000, Selling groceries Elvia R. Matías, 5,000, Selling fruits and vegetables Roberto C. C., 5,000, Selling candy Noemí G. M., 3,000, Selling cheese Lourdes G. C., 5,000, Baking and selling bread Irene C. Lozano, 5,000, Selling perfumes Esteban R. M., 5,000, Selling groceries Israel R. C., 5,000, Servicing passenger cars Roberto C. R., 5,000, Selling country produce Anabel Jijón G., 5,000, Selling perfumes

Translated from Spanish by Susan Sanford, Kiva Volunteer