A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase supplies such as oil, potatoes, chilies, tomatoes, napkins, plates and utensils.

Tetepelcingo Group's story

This group is called Tetepelcingo. They named themselves after the village where their group is located. The majority of them are natives of this village. This story is about Verónica T. D. as she is the group representative. She is married and has 3 children, Paola, who is 9 years old and is in elementary school, Ingrid, 3, and a baby who is 5 months old. Verónica sells traditional street snacks.

She tells us that she started this business because in the village where she lives there isn't anyone who sells food in the afternoons and she likes to prepare food. She will use the loan that she is requesting to buy supplies like oil, salt, tomatoes, napkins, plates, utensils and chilies to prepare her dishes.

She provides for her children with the earnings from the business and helps her husband with the household expenses and the education of their children.

She says that her business is beneficial to her community as well, since she is the only person that sells prepared food here. Now, the people that don't have time or the desire to prepare food, can buy her food.

Her goal is to give her children a quality education so that they can have a good profession and a better future. She also wants to set up a permanent local so that she can generate more income.

She tells us that all the other members in the group are responsible people that fulfill their obligations. They like to work to overcome and excel given any difficulty. Since they have known each other for a long time, they are committed to repaying their loan. They do not want to let down those that have put their trust in them.

On behalf of her and her daughter, Verónica would like to thank FRAC and Kiva because, thanks to them, she could change her life and that of her children since they will have a better education.

The members of Tetepelcingo and what each one does for a living are as follows:
Verónica T. D. (representative) - prepares and sells traditional snack foods
Marcela Hernández L. - Napkin sales
Emilia Mariana Nicolás - Napkin sales
Eustolia Nicolás B. - Napkin sales
Reina R. López - Napkin sales
Rufina Hernández López - Napkin sales
Sofía Hernández - Napkin sales
Victoria López B. - Napkin sales
Gloria Hernández Nicolás - Napkin sales
Josefa Hernández L. - Napkin sales
Demetria Hernández L. - Napkin sales

In this group: Marcela, Veronica, Emilia Mariana, Eustolia*, Reina, Rufina, Sofia, Victoria, Gloria, Josefa, Demetria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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