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Guerrero (Flat) Group
Valle De Chalco Solidaridad Estado De Mexico, Méx., Mexico / Retail
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A loan helped Purchase of benches, banners, bicycle spare parts, groceries such as beans, rice, sugar, and dairy products.
Guerrero (Flat) Group's story
Guerrero (Flat) is a group made up of four people. They chose this name because they like to fight to achieve their goals, and they very much identify with it. They are located in the community of Valle del Chalco in the State of Mexico. It is a close-knit group with a lot of communication among the members. The group representative is Mr. Valentín García García (the man in the blue jacket), who is 32 years old and is proudly from the state of Oaxaca. He is single and sells tacos. He began working in a position that lasted two years, but he later decided to become independent and start his own business, which has been in operation for six years. He goes out each day with his cart to sell tacos, beginning at six o'clock in the evening. During the week he makes few sales, but his best days for sales are on weekends when he sometimes runs out of tacos in just three hours. He always tries to get good prices on his ingredients and provide high quality. His dreams are to be able to buy a small house for himself and, at some point, for his future family. He also wants to open a new taco stand in another community and create a job for someone, given that he sees that it is difficult to get a job right now. With the requested loan, he will do maintainance on his stand and also will buy a griddle (comal), benches, and tables to be able to offer better service. The other three members of the group are Trinidad García López, who sells tacos; Juan B. P., who has a bicycle shop; and María Félix P. Hernández, who sells groceries and dairy products. Although it is a small group, they have a great desire to excel and want to invest in their businesses in order to achieve their goals.
Translated from Spanish by Rachel McRoberts, Kiva Volunteer