A loan of $950 helped a member to buy clothes such as trousers, blouses and shirts.

Las Naranjas Group's story

Señora Rosalinda Hernández Pérez lives in the riversiD. settlement of Santa Catarina, near Copainalá in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. She is 27 years old, and a single mother with a little boy, aged 3. She sells clothes in the nearby communities. She has been doing this work for the past 2 years, and from it she earns enough to take care of herself and her son. It was to meet the needs of her young son that Rosalinda took up this work, to be able to bring him up and give him a good education without the support of a partner. She is striving to ensure his wellbeing and that of her family, and that is why she goes out and works at growing her business day by day. Rosalinda would like to have a place where she can sell her merchandise. She also wants to save up money so she has it when she needs it, and she wants to give her son a better future in life.

Seeking a loan from [field partner] FRAC, Rosalinda has formed a group called "Las Naranjas" ("The Oranges"). Ther are four people in the group, who each work for themselves. They chose this name because the place they come from is known for its harvest of oranges. The people in the group are:
doña Teresa Juárez Vázquez, who sells also clothes; María Vitalina, who sells clothes and ground coffee; and Silvina Aguilar R., who sells guineo leaves (similar to banana leaves, these are used in making local dishes such as tamales).

In this group: Rosalinda, Maria Vitalina, Silvina , Teresa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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