A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy chemical and natural fertilizers.

Anonymous Group's story

This group is called San Felipe after the neighborhood in Hueyepan, Tétela del Volcán, in which it’s located. It has 6 members: Paula, who sells chicken, Julia, Florivel and Marisol who sell seasonal fruit, Francisca who sells beverages, María Natividad who sells avocadoes and seasonal fruit; all the members are from the same community in Morelos.

Marisol, whom we will feature, is 30 years old. She has been married to Gustavo for 11 years and she has 4 little ones: Alexis, 11, who is a 5th-grader, Gustavo, 9, who is in elementary school, Imanol, 6, who is just starting elementary school, and the baby, Julián, who is one year old.

This is the second time that the San Felipe group has requested a loan from FRAC. They realized that in FRAC the interest rates were low so they decided to continue working with FRAC.

Marisol will use the funds to buy fertilizer so that she can fertilize her raspberry and chayote crops. Her dream is to be able to add a few rooms to her home because she needs more space for her children. Another goal is to be able to buy another lot so that she can plant more; she will do this once she finishes paying back the new loan FRAC will grant.

What she likes most about her community is the cool and productive year-round climate. There is seasonal fruit available (apple, raspberry, strawberry, pear, Mexican hawthorn, chilacayote [a type of pumpkin], avocado, perón [a type of tomato], etc.); everything common to cold climates. In addition, her community’s feast day which is August 4, Santo Domingo day.

All the group members are good friends and feel comfortable forming the San Felipe group. She wants to thank Fundación Realidad and Kiva for the help they have been providing.

In this group: Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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