A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy ingredients to prepare sausage like: meat, ancho chili peppers, vinegar, onions, etc.

Sospó Group's story

Mrs. Guillermina Juárez Gómez lives in Tecpatan, Chiapas, México. She is 67 years old. She married Mr. Valentín Guzmán Hernández and had seven children, three boys and four girls who are already married. She is very proud of each one of them.

She is a housewife and also makes sausages like chorizo and longaniza. She started this activity 9 years ago. Since then she has been in this line of work and has done very well because many people buy her product to send to their relatives that live in the United States and they prefer her because she sells at a very good price.

Guillermina was inspired to go into this particular work because it produces good income and it’s a high-quality product that sells quickly. She relates that, thanks to God and this work, she has been able to participate in Fundación Realidad’s program and other programs that she’s collaborated with and has finished problem-free.

Profits obtained from her sales are used to buy more ingredients for her activity as well as for savings to repay loans with Fundación Realidad and to support herself for as long as God wills her life.

She became part of the program thanks to promotional activities held in her neighborhood, called Costa de Oro. She learned about the loans and became interested and today is part of the program. The group is called “Sospó” because in the house of one of the members beautiful flowers so named grow.

The members of the group are:

Marisela Guzmán Juárez: to buy gold jewelry like: earrings, rings, chains, etc. to sell in town.

Guillermina Juárez Gómez: she’s the woman who was interviewed and will use the loan to buy ingredients for sausage making. She’s wearing the pink dress.

Arely Hernández Hernández: to buy ranch chickens to sell in town.

María de Lourdes G. Gómez: to buy ingredients like, eggs, flour, margarine and others to make cakes and custards.

Minerva Hernández Jiménez: to buy ingredients needed to make typical regional sweets.

María lidia Juárez Domínguez: to buy natural products and telephone recharge cards.

Adela Nañez C.: to buy stock ítems for her clothing store.

Rosalinda Pérez Gómez: to buy Andrea and Mega brand catalogue shoes to sell.

Alberto Hernández Jiménez: to pay tortilla shop employee salaries and for machinery repairs.

In this group: Marisela, Guillermina, Arely, Maria De Lourdes, Minerva , Maria Lidia, Adela, Rosalinda*, Alberto
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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