A loan of $2,600 helped a member in order to purchase ceramic items.

Los Tamarindos 1 Group's story

This group is called Los Tamarindos 1 (The Tamarinds 1) because in the place where the group meets there are several tamarind trees. It is located in the community of Morales in Mexico.

The group is made up of 11 members. Adriana Beltrán V., a member of the group, is 49 years old. She studied through the third year of secondary school, is a seller of ceramics, and has a total of 5 children, a daughter and four sons.

She is involved in the sale of ceramics as well as bedspreads and seasonal articles. She began the business 5 years ago in order to support her family. Her husband is the driver of a microbus. Often his salary didn’t cover their needs since their children were still studying. Now, only one of their children is with her and he is going to study an accounting course.

She wants this loan in order to purchase ceramic items that her customers have been asking for. Previously, she sold her products door-to-door. Now, she has established a shop and people go to her business to look for ceramic pieces. Having applied for the loan, she is happy because she is going to be able to stock merchandise that has been requested. With this she aspires to enlarge her business. With the earnings she obtains she wants to help her son with his school expenses.

In this group: Claudia, Maribel, Mayra Guadalupe, Karen Viridiana, Liliana, Adriana, Aurora*, Mariacela, Isabel, Yessica Daniela, Avelina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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