A loan of $3,050 helped a member purchase oil & rice.

Xochicalco Group's story

This group is called “Xochicalco” and located in the State of Morelos in Mexico. The community is known for the important archaeological site of Xochicalco, which means “the place of the house of flowers”. This place was founded between the years of 650-900.

This group consists of nine members. Sra. Mercedes S. is a member of the group. She sells food and started her business three years ago. Mercedes is married and has three children, all sons who are 10, 8, and 6 respectively. She sells food from a mobile stand that she parks outside of her house and at the community school. Upon submitting her loan request, Mercedes felt happy because this is the first time she is being given credit. She wants to use this loan to buy nonperishable supplies such as oil and rice for preparing her dishes. In addition, she hopes to use her earnings to buy a small table and paint for the façade of her house.

In this group: Isabel, Antonia, Raquel, Raquel, Maria Del Carmen, Elena, Minerva, Mercedes, Ma Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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