Total loan: $3,000

Neria Group

Veracruz, Ver., Mexico / Retail

Neria Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped To invest in their businesses (possibly to purchase a grill and pigs, respectively).

Neria Group's story

This photo was taken at the business of Caroline M., a member of the Grupo Neria. It is located in the state of Veracruz in Mexico. In the photo you can see the group around her snack business. She works selling snacks and food and began doing so 17 years ago. She is requesting the loan to purchase food materials and a grill for the snacks. Her customers consider her to be a happy and hardworking person. When requesting the loan she felt happy because she is going to help her business grow. In addition, she will invest in cosmetics sales, which is another business of hers. She is 41 years old and completed up through the third year of elementary school. She lives in a common-law marriage and has a total of 4 children (3 females and 1 male). She wants this loan to possibly purchase a grill and to be able to prepare her snacks faster. She also hopes to remodel her house to move her business there, because her sister currently allows her to use the entrance to her house for her business and also helps her in preparing her snacks.

Maricela Martina V. is the president of the group. She is 38 years old and studied up to high school. She is a single mother and has only one daughter. She works raising and selling pigs, which she began doing 5 years ago. She is requesting the loan for the purchase of pigs to raise and sell, and for feed to fatten them.

The group is made up of 14 members. The others are: Olimpia S., shoe sales Obdulia G., mole sales María del Carmen L., chicken sales Mónica R., milk sales Concepción M., shoe sales Soledad M., handicraft sales Teresa M., chicken sales María Fátima V., shoe sales Emilia D., cosmetics sales Carolina V., shoe sales Luminosa S., cosmetics sales María Crispina M., food sales

Translated from Spanish by Kathleen O'Connell, Kiva Volunteer