A loan of $2,575 helped a member purchase flour, oil, and sugar for making donuts.

Esmeraldas Sumi Group's story

This photo was taken in the home of Socorro J., one of the members of the group “Esmeraldas Sumi”, which is located in the State of VeraC. in Mexico. The women are standing around a table of donuts that Doña Socorro sells. She has been selling donuts for 12 years and her customers consider her to be a hardworking person. At the time of her loan request, Socorro felt happy to be reinvesting in her business. She is a 31 year old single mother who studied through elementary school and has two sons. Socorro wants to use this loan to buy supplies such as flour, oil, and sugar for making donuts. In addition, she hopes to see her children succeed in their studies and make improvements to her home so that she can proviD. them with better living conditions.

Lucia H. is the president of the group. She is 43 years old and studied through the sixth graD.. Lucia is a single mother and has one daughter. She has worked has a seamstress for 20 years. Lucia is requesting a loan to buy thread and fabrics to maintain her sewing business.

The group consists of 12 members. The other members are as follows:

María del Socorro E. sells clothing
EsteL. M. C. sells lingerie
Cristina P. sells clothing
Evelia L. sells food
L. R. sells cheese
Zuleima H. sells shoes
Ana María O. sells clothing
Ignacia J. sells clothing
Rosa María B., sells clothing
Zita D. L. L. O. sells shoes

In this group: Lucia, Maria Del Socorro, Estela, Cristina, Socorro, Luz, Zuleima*, Ana Maria, Evelia, Ignacia, Rosa Maria, Zita
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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