A loan of $4,825 helped a member purchase of cosmetics, fragrances, materials for facial treatments to sell.

Pensamientos Group's story

Elizabeth A. R. is 47 years old and lives in the Santa C. locality in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad in the state of México and is an active member of group Pensamientos.

Elizabeth has worked selling fragrances and cosmetics for approximately 2 years with aim of aquiring items for her home through gifts from her sales, but now she has a different priority. A little less than a year ago her son-in-law suffered a serious accident in which he lost his life, and thus Elizabeth decided to take in her daughter along with her two children to help them as much as possible.

When people told her about Fundación Realidad she saw the possibility of requesting a loan, being a member of the communal group. She has little merchandise but she needs funds to grow her business to increase her sales and thus earn higher income to cover food costs for her grandchildren. Elizabeth is thankful for the loan that she requesting through Fundación Realidad to be able to obtain the necessary income.

The members of the group are:
Lourdes P. selling cosmetics, María Elena Dámaso selling cosmetics, Mirna Socorro selling cosmetics, María D. selling plants and napkins, María Del Socorro selling rugs, Nelva C. selling office supplies and hardware, Norma Zenón Venta selling fruits and vegetables, María Del Rocío selling fruits and vegetables, María Isabel Flores selling clothing, Reyna S. selling carpets and blouses, María De Lourdes O. selling regional delicacies, Raquel O. is a stylist, Gisela P. selling clothing, Elizabeth A. selling cosmetics, Maricela C. selling CDs, Concepción González selling shoes, Paulina Ramírez selling shoes, and Eva Ramírez selling pastries.

In this group: Lourdes, Maria Elena, Mirna Socorro, Maria*, Maria Del Socorro Reyna*, Nelva, Norma, Maria Del Rocio, Maria Isabel, Reyna, Maria De Lourdes, Raquel, Gisela, Elizabeth, Maricela*, Concepcion, Paulina, Eva
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Donald Allen

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