A loan of $1,150 helped a member la compra de pollos, como tambien comprar madera y pinturas para su carpinteria.

Piedra Grande Group's story

Mrs. Alicia Sánchez M. lives in the village of Piedra Grande, in the municipality of Coapilla, Chiapas, Mexico. She is married with four children that are still under her roof. The eldest is Daniela Yazmin (11) followed by Antonio (8), Freddy (4) and the youngest Rafael (2).

This will be her third loan from the Reality Foundation, and she invested the two previous loans in the purchase of chickens for resale and in her husband's carpentry business. She says that these business have been going well and that are providing an income for their household.

She started selling chickens because she wanted to help cover her family's expenses and she wanted her husband to feel supported and thus inspired to keep working hard.

She is using her profits to purchase more chickens and wood for her husband's carpentry, which has also been a great help towards covering their expenses.

Her dream is to be able to save money and support her husband, so that they can succeed together as a family.

She joined the group after reading FRAC advertisements posted in her neighborhood. She sought out other interested people, and they formed a group named Piedra Grande after the community they live in.

The three members of the group are as follows:
Alicia Sánchez M.: She will use the loan money to purchase chickens to sell them butchered and seasoned, as well as the purchase of wood and paintings for a separate carpentry business.

Jesús M. Rodríguez: He will use the money to purchase chickens, which he will butcher and season for resale. He also sells tacos dorados or flautas.

Eladia M. Rodríguez: She will use the money to purchase chickens, which she will butcher and season for resale.

In this group: Alicia, Jesus, Eladia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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