A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy material to construct the storage hall for the furniture they sell.

Noyolot Group's story

The group is called noyolot, which in the Nahuatl language means “my love”. The town is situated in the highlands of Morelos in the municipality of Volcano Tétela where seasonal fruit is harvested almost year-round.

The 5 members of the group are: Flor E. Pérez, Yolanda Alonso D. D., Herlinda N., Eduviges N. A., and A. Ernestina B.. All are residents of this town of Hueyapan. Flor and her husband make wood furniture, Herlinda has a small beauty salon, Yolanda sells Mexican snacks of pressed fruit. Hedwig and Ernestina sell seasonal fruit and also make hand-woven veils.

Flor, the group representative, is married to Mr. Fausto and they have 2 children. One child, Nestor Arturo, has just started high school and the other son, Martin, would rather go to work in the fields than study. Mr. Isaiah is Ms. Flor’s father.

She needs a loan to improve the presentation of her business. She needs to build a space inside her home so they can store the furniture there without it getting damaged by the weather. She already began to construct this space, but there is still much to be done. Although there are other businesses in her community like this, her customers prefer the furniture she sells as the quality is much better and it last much longer.

She and her colleagues work very hard to get ahead and improve their quality of life.

In this group: Flor, Yolanda, Herlinda, Eduviges, Ernestina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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