Total loan: $725

Los Dos Olivos Group

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COPAINALÁ, CHIAPAS, Chis., Mexico / Food

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A loan helped To purchase ingredients to make and sell tamales and sandwiches.

Los Dos Olivos Group's story

Señora María Elizabeth González Juárez lives in the Juan Sabines district in the town of Copainalá, in Chiapas, Mexico. María Elizabeth lives with her common-law husband Señor Juan Diego López Guzmán and their 3 children, Juan Daniel, 17, Eduardo, 13 and the youngest, Francisco Javier, 10. She takes care of the household and also sells tamales, sandwiches and other things. She has been doing this for five years and says that it is going well since it supports her family. This business was started by her brothers who live outside the city. They encouraged her to do the same in the city and this is how she started. With the loan she plans to purchase more ingredients so that she can work three times a week and bring in more income for her household, save some money and make her payments to Fundación Realidad on time. She dreams of buying some land to leave to her children for the future. Señora Antonia invited her to join their communal bank and now she is able to take out a loan to support her business. The group is called "The Two Olive Trees" because they are the symbols of the Biblical figures Moses and Elias. The members of the group are as follows: Antonia Hernández López, who will use the loan to buy cocoa and utensils; María Elizabeth González Juárez who will buy ingredients to make tamales and sandwiches; and Edali M. Vázquez who will use the loan to buy corn on the cob to cook and sell.