A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy raw materials and goods.

Rancho Viejo Group's story

Nancy J. N. is a 23-year-old enterprising woman who comes from the municipality of Rancho Viejo in S. Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. She is the representative of the Rancho Viejo group. Her family includes her husband and a six-year-old girl. She got married seven years ago and one year later decided to economically support her family in order to improve their quality of life, and she began to make and sell fried food, soft drinks, ice cream, and jelly.

She was given the opportunity to support herself with microloans from the Realidad Foundation, together with 10 other people in her community who decided to join the foundation. They formed a group of 11 women and called themselves the Rancho Viejo group.

They are all involved in commerce in some way: selling and making tamales, tortillas, and tostadas, selling bedding and shoes by catalog, and cosmetic sales.

The loan will be used to buy raw materials like pork rind to fry, plastic bags, salsa picante, soft drinks, sugar, water, gelatin powder, and unflavored gelatin, to make the products they sell. They will also buy products for catalog sales, which they sell door to door. These are the ways they earn income for the economic well-being of their families.

They hope that the Realidad Foundation will continue supporting them with more loans since they can increase their incomes and grow their businesses this way.

In this group: Maria Zoyla, Nancy, Lucero, Elva, Apolonia Lucia, Dalila, Lidia , Epifania Maurilia, Angelica , Braulia , Alfoncina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Iverson

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