A loan of $3,425 helped a member buying secondhand clothing and shoes as well as cleaning products to sell.

Nueva Vida Group's story

This group is called Nueva Vida ("New Life"), and it is made up of ten women, each of them with different goals and expectations, but all of them with the desire to get ahead and work hard each day. They are happy to be part of this group. They are currently headquartered in the community of Chalco, in the State of México.

This borrower is Edith R. R., age 53 (the one in the navy blue sweatshirt). She has a daughter who is 22 and currently working, since she could not continue her studies due to a lack of income in the household. They only have each other for support, since Edith does not receive support from her partner. Edith is a person who has always had to work to get ahead and to buy her medicines, since she suffers from asthmatic bronchitis, but this does not stop her from continuing to work hard. Her business is selling cleaning products such as brooms and fibers out of her home, and also selling secondhand clothing and shoes at the markets near her community. She lays out blankets to display the clothes. At times her business is affected by rain and she sells less. Her best sales days are the weekends. She tries to stock new merchandise every three days so she can offer variety to her customers. With the loan she is requesting, she will buy a little more clothing for her business, along with cleaning products. Her plans for the future are to construct a small extra room in her home and to see her daughter return to her studies so that she can have a better future.

The other members of this group are:
María Trinidad J. Benítez (Home products sales)
Fabiola Benítez J. (Cosmetics sales by catalog)
Irma Godínez T. (Snacks sales)
Guly Gema Méndez Z. (Cosmetics sales by catalog)
Irma Hernández C. (Shoe sales by catalog)
Virginia Mejía Gutiérrez (Mason), Group representative
Gloria Hernández C. (Cosmetics sales by catalog)
Maximina P. S. (Grocery store)
Roció Hernández Sánchez (Shoe sales by catalog)

The group very much appreciates receiving the loan from Kiva through the Realidad Foundation.

In this group: Maria Trinidad, Fabiola*, Irma , Guly Gema, Irma , Virginia , Edith, Gloria , Maximina*, Rocio
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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