A loan of $3,125 helped a member bUYING COOKING OIL, RICE, SUGAR, BEANS, AND SOFT DRINKS TO SELL.


Las Hadas Group's story

This group is called “Las Hadas” (The Fairies) because they think they can achieve great things, making a reality of the dreams they wish to undertake in life. They live in the community of Las Vigas (The Beams) in the municipality of San Marcos. The members are Elsa (who sells clothes), Emma (who sells groceries), Norma and Dora (buying and selling fruits and vegetables), Guillermina (purchase and sale of shoes), Santa C. (cheese making), Ifigenia and Josefina (buying and selling fish), Teresa (buying and selling chickens), and María Elia (selling meals).

Emma is the representative of the Las Hadas Group. She is married, her husband is a teacher, and they have 3 children; Carina, who is 18 and studies at a preparatory school, Francisco who is 15 and attends preparatory, and Manuel, who is 6 and attends kindergarten.

Emma sells groceries and hopes to advance her family, so that her children will have a better quality of life. Her other activities include selling tamales, atole and empanadas on weekends.

She tells us that she is delighted to receive this loan because it gives her great satisfaction to restock her store. Emma will buy rice, beans, sugar, and soft drinks to restock, since July is approaching and that is when prices for these products rise. She wants to restock earlier, so that she can sell more.

All the group members are very grateful for the help offered by the Reality Foundation, and for the confidence it has in them. And they hope to continue working with the loans.

In this group: Elsa, Emma, Norma, Guillermina, Maria Elia, Santa Cruz, Efigenia , Josefina, Dora Elsa, Teresa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD


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