A loan of $3,350 helped a member in order to buy fruits and vegetables, Mexican snacks, clothing, and women's items.


Sol Naciente Group's story

Señora María de Lourdes R. lives in the community of Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, in the state of México. She is married and has four children, the oldest is 14 years old and from there her other is 4, the next is 2, and the youngest is just 2 months old. She works selling fruits and vegetables house by house. Before it was her husband who worked commercially in order to meet the expenses of the family, which had increased. Señora María de Lourdes has for two years worked selling door to door. She needs to buy a transportable way to carry the products she sells. She has made due with a tricycle where she loads kilos of fruits and vegetables to make her sales. With the income she generates, she wants to save because she lives with her relatives, and her children are growing and she wants to give them a place to live that is their own. Because of this, she is helping her husband with the expenses so that together they can save and leave their children an inheritance. She is inviting her friend Chuy, who is part of the group Sol Naciente, where she can save and at the same time receive a loan from Fundación Realidad so she can complete her goals for life, like one of the members of the group, asking for the said credit.

The people who make up the group are: Ma Cristina G. Hernández who sells groceries. Catalina Jiménez M. who sells typical Mexican snacks. María de Lourdes R. Jiménez who sells fruits and vegetables (in the photo, she is carrying a baby). Jesus González A. who sells products by catalog. Rita Hernández Guzmán who sells products by catalog. Erika Ramírez who sells clothing articles and merchandise. Dulce María R. Jiménez who sells lingerie by catalog. Martha B. Ramírez Hernández who sells sweets. Marco Antonio B. González who has a music stand. María De Los Ángeles Limón C. who sells sweets.

In this group: Maria Cristina*, Catalina, Maria De Lourdes, Jesus , Rita , Erika , Dulce María, Martha Beatriz, Marco Antonio *, Maria De Los Angeles
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lois Parshley


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