Total loan: $5,300

T´mixe Group

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San Lucas, San Felipe del Progreso, Méx., Mexico / Food

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A loan helped to purchase ice cream, popsicles, yogurt, etc.

T´mixe Group's story

T´Mixe means well in the Mazahua langauge. The members decided to use this name because it represented the place where they get the water that is fundamental for their homes. They are very hard-working people, they live in a very peaceful community where a large part of the population works raising animals and growing corn. Despite the not-very-high average education level, the inhabitants show a lot of warmth and respect to each other. Within her group, Victoria is lovingly called Viki. She is reserved and peaceful, but with a great enterprising spirit. She is 29 years old and is married to Macario who works as a taxi driver. Together they have a family with three children; their twins are already in primary school. Four years ago, Viki opened a popscicle store, "we began because my husband had to be in the US and with the money that he sent, we built three locations. All of them are being rented. We rent one of them to our brother-in-law who had the popscicle place but one day he left and left everything." So, Viki didn't let the opportunity pass her by and it gave her business continuity. With her savings, she purchased some liters of ice cream and popsicles. The work has been going well and now she also sells frozen things, and frozen yogurt is what the customers have requested. With the new loan, Viki will be able to stock her business with more ice cream, popsicles and yogurt. In the hot season, the sales improve, but in the winter when the sun doesn't come out, the business is practically dead. "One of my dreams is to learn to make ice cream myself to stop buying it," said Viki although she knows that to make it, she will need a special machine, but she is sure that one day she will manage to surely have it. *The other group members are Juana, who will invest in a taxi, Maria Luciana in her grocery store, and Leticia, Victoria dn María Albina in sheep.* *The photo was taken on the stairs below the kiosk. In picture, you can see some embroidery that the members make to get extra income. Viki is the one in the blue poncho.*