A loan of $2,675 helped a member basic materials for handicrafts and catalog sales.

Las Gardenias De Tapotzingo Group's story

GROUP NAME: LAS GARDENIAS D. TAPOTZINGO LOCATION: POBLADO TAPOTZINGO, NACAJUCA, TABASCO NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 8 TOTAL GROUP LOAN: $34,000.00 MARIA L. C. María makes her living creating handicrafts (bags, fans, car seat covers, brooms, hats, rugs and worked pots). They are products that she learned to make as a child along with raising barnyard animals (pigs, chickens, turkeys). They use the majority of these animals for their own consumption and sometimes they are sold. María has 2 dependent children; she is a single mother. She decided to take on her activities to give her children a chance to get ahead. Her oldest daughter helps her with school expenses. Her business is in her home; she is requesting the loan to be able to invest in the purchase of small pigs and the food needed to raise them so she can later sell them live or by kilogram. She hopes to one day have a pig farm to generate income and then be able to construct a well-built house, since the one she has now is maD. of tin. ELIZABETH L. D. L. C. For approximately 8 months, she has maD. her living from catalog sales (ladies' undergarments). Her main customers are her neighbors. For now she drives to Villahermosa to pick up her pre-sold merchandise. Her suppliers are Vicky Form and Ilusión. Her business allows her to financially support herself and to help her mother. She is requesting the financing in order to invest in ladies' undergarments, pants and blouses. She dreams of having a home-based clothing store, being that her main customers are the residents in the community where she lives. MARIA NINFA D. L. C. R. Her family consists of 6 members. Two of her children already work, her husband is a mason, and she is a craftswoman. She has maD. her living making bedrolls since she was 9 years old. Her main customers are the people of Villahermosa. She works on pre-sales, but through a middleman, to whom she has to sell her products at a reduced rate. She hopes to have her business established one day and for her customers to contact her directly. She also hopes to have someone to help her process her orders in a timely fashion, since making this handicraft requires one day per bedroll.

In this group: Elizabeth, María Ninfa , Maria De Lourdes, Hermelinda , Romelia , Ana, Maria, Filogonia
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