A loan of $2,875 helped a member purchase ingredients such as cornmeal and cheese.

Alfa Y Omega Group's story

The Communal Bank “Alfa y Omega” (Alpha and Omega) is a cheerful and close-knit group. The group name was chosen by all the members because of the reference in the Bible to Alpha and Omega. There are nine members in the group and all of them appear in the photograph.

Sra. Teodora T. H. is the group representative and has a business selling affordable food. She is 40 years old, in a common law marriage, and has three children who are all independent. Teodora says her loan will be used to buy products that she is lacking in her business such as cornmeal and cheese.

The other members are as follows:
• Juana S. M. sells cosmetics through catalogs.
• Avelina M. P. sells affordable food.
• Maria G. Esleva sells chili peppers and seeds.
• Rosalba D. G. sells clothing.
• Lorena L. R. sells snacks.
• Irma S. C. sells tacos.
• Veronica G. T. sells shoes through catalogs.
• Olga Lidia V. G. weaves tablecloths and napkins.

Olga says she taught her son and her husband how to weave. They enjoy making items such as floor pillows, napkins, and other products. Her husband helps whenever there is large workload.

Adriana V. M. and Emilia Montiel Murillo were not present to sign the contract, so their loans were canceled.

In this group: Teodora, Irma, Juana, Olga Lidia, Maria, Rosalba, Lorena, Veronica, Avelina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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