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The Lillies Group
COPAINALÁ, CHIAPAS, Chis., Mexico / Retail
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A loan helped To purchase shoe catalogues of Terra and Andrea brand names.
The Lillies Group's story
Mrs. Soraida L. V. lives in the San Francisco de Copainala district in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. She is married to Mr. Floricel Rojas Perez and together they had three boys. The eldest is Braulio, 14 years old and in grade 9, then it's Rubicel, 12 years old and in grade 7, and the youngest is Marco Jareth, 5 years old. She is a homemaker but she requested a loan to supplement her business, buying and selling shoe catalogues. She will be able to contribute with her husband to the household income and to cover her sons' school expenses. She has been running this business for the past 8 years and 4 months. She mentioned that she has been very successful. Her motivation behind her business is her family. Her husband was out of work for some time and so she decided to work at her business while he found a job. Today he makes cement blocks as a business and he has also see great success. Her dream is to have her business grow more day after day and to provide for her family. It is the most important thing for her to see her children with a good future and a good education. She became a member of the group when she was invited by the other members to join them and participate in the loan program. The group name is "The Lilies" and it was chosen because there are lilies in the courtyard where they meet. There are five members in this group and each one has a different business: Soraida L. Velazco: buys and sells shoe catalogues of Pardo, Andrea, and Terra brand names. Maria Estela L. Mesa: she will invest her loan in the resale of cosmetics, such as perfumes, lipsticks, deodorants etc. Guadalupe L. A.: she will invest her loan in the purchase of merchandise to stock her grocery store with items such as: sugar, cooking oil, beans, flour, etc. Maria del Carmen V. G.: she will invest her loan in the purchase of chicken to sell as meat (butchered). Joayda S. S.: she will invest her loan in the purchase of ingredients to make tamales: meat, cooking oil, raisins, corn dough, etc.
Translated from Spanish by Erika Lindig, Kiva Volunteer