A loan of $3,050 helped a member business supplies.


Las Risueñas Group's story

This group is called Las Risueñas (The Cheerful) because they are all very happy and always smiling. The group is located in the city of Pachuca, which belongs to the Pachuca municipality in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. The group is comprised of nine members, and this is the fifth time they have asked CrediComún for a loan.

Gloria A. D. V. is the president of the group. She is 45, and has two children. The children are 18 and 14 years old. She sells Mexican snacks like “sopes” (fried tortilla topped with refried beans, onion and hot sauce), quesadillas, tamales, “atole” (a hot corn drink) and coffee. She has been selling in the supply center of Pachuca for four years. Her customers are the people who go to the center shopping. They look for her good cooking. She wants the loan to buy supplies for her business. Her greatest desire in life is to be able to give her children an education so that they can succeed in life and have what she has not had.

Irene V. C., a member of the group, is 61 and has no dependents. She sells red and green “mole” (chili sauce) and stuffed chilies. She makes them in large pots with original ingredients. She makes the best moles in the center. That is why her customers prefer her. She sells in the walkways. She also distributes to tortilla stands and vegetable stores. She works a lot in order to live peacefully with her husband. She would like to go on vacation and change her hairstyle. She thinks it would make her feel younger and pretty.

The other members of the group are:

A. D. V. Gloria: Sells snacks
C. F. Ana Maria: Sells snacks and vegetables
C. A. Guadalupe: Sells shoes and clothes
E. A. Filiberta: Sells vegetables
I. I. Sandra Yanet: Stationery store and Internet café
L. C. Teresita de Jesus: Groceries
M. A. Reyna: Fruits and Vegetables
M. S. Ma Guadalup: Juices and Shakes
V. C. Irene: Sells food

In this group: Reyna, Gloria, Ana Maria, Filiberta, Sandra Yanet, Irene, Guadalupe, Ma Guadalupe*, Teresita De Jesus
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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