Total loan: $2,450

Las Cruces Group

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San Marcos, Gro, Gro., Mexico / Food

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A loan helped to buy more fish and a few soft drinks.

Las Cruces Group's story

This group is called “Las Cruces.” The members decided to call it that because that’s the name of the town they live in. This story is about Mrs. Socorro C. T.. She is a single mother of three children: Ariana, Andrea and Yamileth. Two of them are in school. The oldest is in third grade and the other is in third year of preschool. The youngest is barely a year old. Socorro is a fish merchant. Socorro decided to go into this business because she did not have enough economic solvency to pay for her daughters’ education. She decided to use the loan money to buy more fish and a few soft drinks to continue with her sales. She wants to continue reinvesting in her business to turn it into a seafood market to have a wider variety of products and to increase and improve sales and profits to continue supporting her young children’s education so that they will finish professional careers in the future. She relates that all her fellow members are responsible people who pay their installments; they all know each other and have no problems among themselves. She says that she’s very grateful to Kiva lenders and to FRAC because thanks to them she’s getting ahead and has been able to have a business of her own and support her daughters’ schooling. The members of the Las Cruces group and the activities they carry out are: Socorro – fish sales Honoria – bread sales Juana – groceries Audith – corn sales Rogelia – groceries Ehilen – bedspread sales Oralia – tamale sales Baudelia – groceries Florencio – water sales Juan – livestock sales