Total loan: $5,725

El Molino Del Rosal Group

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San Pedro del Rosal, Atlacomulco, Méx., Mexico / Food

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A loan helped to buy more milk, eggs, flour, nuts, and artificial flavorings.

El Molino Del Rosal Group's story

A group was formed in a community in the state of Mexico in order to request a loan from VisionFund. Beautiful scenery and the hospitality of its inhabitants is what most distinguishes this region. The members of the “El Molino Del Rosal” group have many things in common. Primarily, they all sell the traditional fair bread. Smiling all the time, María Luisa starts to go over time in her memory. With more than 40 years of experience, and being by the bread ovens, she says that it all started because her husband worked in this business activity since before they were married. She realized that Emiliano needed support, and that it would be easier to get ahead with two of them. “No one is born knowing,” says María Luisa. “In the beginning it was difficult.” However, her husband was patient in teaching her the art of baking bread. Now it is a family business activity. Sons, daughter, and daughter-in-law work at following the most important fairs in Mexico during the entire year. “My favorite is the one in Guanajuato in November.” The people from everywhere with their different languages, traditions, and colors are what María Luisa loves. They are what make this city known worldwide as a favorite point of sales. So it is that on the festival nights Mexicans and foreigners are able to enjoy the nut bread or the vanilla bread for only 35 pesos. María Luisa wants to prepare for next month. She will use the loan to buy more milk, eggs, flour, nuts, and artificial flavorings. Luisa has a big family, 10 children and 15 grandchildren. “I am proud of them,” she says, moved upon finding the correct words. Only one of her daughters continues in school, and she hopes to be able to continue supporting her so that she completes her studies in what she likes the most, nursing. On special dates, after traveling to various states selling bread, Luisa finally has the opportunity to get together with her children and grandchildren to enjoy a good meal, to spoil the littlest ones, and to continue preserving memories. The other members of the group are Femina, Jaqueline, Crisitina, and Francisca. They also need the loan to buy raw material and to bake more bread. The photo was taken in the central plaza of the members’ municipality. María Luisa is standing behind of the other members.