A loan of $3,100 helped a member continuing to invest in her tortilla business.

Estrellas Del Sur Group's story

This photo was taken at the business of Esther N. B., who is the treasurer of the group “Las estrellas del sur” ["The Stars of the South"], located in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico. In the photo, we can see the materials she uses to prepare handmaD. tortillas, which she sells. She has operated this business for 4 years. Her customers say that they buy tortillas from Esther because they are maD. with natural ingredients and also because they are always nice and hot. The client [Esther] is very happy with her loan, because she likes the idea that someone has confidence in her and her fellow members. She is 36 years old, and she has only had the opportunity to study up to secondary school, but this has not stopped her from getting ahead. She is the mother of 4 children, two girls and two boys. With the loan, she plans to continue investing in her tortilla business and expanding her number of customers. In addition, with the funds she will contract other women to help her, and she will feel happy about this since she is generating more jobs, while also providing for her children's education so that they can learn a profession and have better opportunities in life.
The other members of the group are:

Mayra Virginia M. C. Milk sales
María Norma P. G. Tortilla sales
Gabriela Maray M. C. Clothing sales
María Dominga G. H. Pork sales
Honoria P. S. Vegetable sales
Noemí R. C. Clothing sales
Anali C. S. Grocery sales
Ofelia H. L. Grocery sales
Natividad R. N. Clothing sales
Senovia M. D. Grocery sales
Graciela M. Vegetable sales

In this group: Mayra Virginia, Maria Norma, Gabriela Maray, Maria Dominga, Esther, Honoria, Noemi, Anali, Ofelia, Natividad, Senovia, Graciela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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