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Total loan: $4,125
ARROYO DE ENMEDIO, ACATLAN DE PEREZ FIGUEROA, Oax., Mexico / Food
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Relampago Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy: flour, butter, molds, milk, jam, peaches, a mixer.
Relampago Group's story
Relámpago is the name of this group made up of 10 people; hardworking, humble and charismatic, who have jobs to meet the costs of their families. The region where this group lives is a sugarcane area, lately the inhabitants have been working growing alternative products (lemons, bananas, beans, corn) for their consumption, but they also sell product in small quantities to obtain additional income. The construction of the road that passes through the community is a great source of employment right now that the harvest (sugarcane cutting season) has not yet started. During the six months of the harvest, the people form part of a crew in the sugar plantations, managing a machine, hauling sugarcane and some work as laborers at the mill (sugar mill). Relámpago [lightening] was the name chosen by the group due to the speed at which VisionFund México granted this loan. The members are: Maricruz- food sales Judith - perfumes from catalogues Delfina - stationery and haberdashery sales Lucia - drink sales Rolando - grocery sales Liliana - drink sales Cristina - Avon sales Elba - drink sales Rogelia - chicken sales Elba is married to Pedro, they have 3 children who go to primary school. Elba needs to invest in buying flour, butter, molds, milk, jam, peaches, and a mixer to make cakes, as 6 years ago she took various courses in baking and has been selling cakes for 4 years to support her husband with expenses, mainly now that he is having difficulty finding a stable job. "My family is my main drive", for Elba the laughter of her children is the best thing she could ever hear and are a motivation to keep working every day in the kitchen. "With the opportunity that VisionFund México has offered us, I aim to open a small patisserie". In the picture: Elba is wearing a brown blouse and is sitting behind the lady with a blue blouse (left side).