A loan of $1,800 helped a member to purchase magazines and newspapers.


Tlatoani Group's story

The group we are going to talk about is called “Tlatoani”, which means warriors, from a village called Tlayacapan. There are 5 members: Humberto Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez who sells tamales and maize drinks, Anastasio D. L. R. Santamaría who wants to start a business (magazines and newspapers), Antolina X. F., who sells catalog products (perfumes), Maria Elena O. M. (boiled corncobs and corn kernels), Eutimio Gómez T. (services, bricklaying).

Don Tacho, as the other group members call him, is who we are going to talk about. He is 63 years old, and is going to start a business selling magazines and newspapers. He tells us that the neighborhood where he lives doesn’t have a magazine stand. Currently, he lives with his wife, Isabel Santamaría Nopaltlali, and they have 4 children: Arturo D. L. R. Santamaría, 39 years old (married), Macario D. L. R. Santamaría, 29 years old (married), Armando D. L. R. Santamaría, 27 yeards old (married), Carlos D. L. R. Santamaría, 22 years old, the youngest, and also married.

Ignacio and his wife currently live alone, and he says he’d like me to mention that he wants to slowly grow his new business to have a more stable source of income. Currently, he works in the country and, since he is now older, it is more difficult every day for him to find work. This is why he needs this business, and to be able to grow it.

He is happy to have been given the opportunity to receive this credit, and he gives thanks ahead of time for the confidence placed in him. Thanks to Kiva and Fundación Realidad he can try to get ahead. His wife Isabel also thanks you with all her heart for your support.

In this group: Anatacio , Eutimio , Humberto Eduardo, Antolina Cornelia, Maria Elena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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