A loan of $3,400 helped a member to increase store's stock inventory.


Ilusion 1 Group's story

This photo was taken at Cecilia G. García’s house. She is a member of the ILUSION (Illusion) group, located in San Buenaventura Tecalcingo, Puebla, México. In the photo, we can see 9 of the 11 members of the group with some of the products they make or sell. Cecilia has had a grocery store for the past 10 years; she has used loans to increase her stock inventory. Her store is located a block from the town’s church so its main customers are residents of the area. She is asking for funds to increase her stock inventory and she is thrilled because her illusion, as the group name suggests, is to have a well-stocked store and be able to offer her customers all the products they ask for. Ceilia is 36 years old and finished elementary school; she is single, but she supports her mother both economically and emotionally with her earnings from the store. At the beginning, her business was pretty complicated because the store that she now has in her home was originally somewhere else and she had to pay rent thereby decreasing her profits. The remaining group members are: Inés Álvarez M., Elvia B. R., Araceli García Q., Felicitas G. García, Marcelina M. Juárez, Ana Pérez M., Guadalupe Ramírez A., María Azucena R. P., Wendidalet Sánchez M. and María Leonor S. S..

In this group: Cecilia , Marcelina , Ines , Elvia , Araceli , Felicitas , Ana , Guadalupe , Maria Azucena *, Wendidalet , Maria Leonor *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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