A loan of $750 helped a member purchase ingredients to make tamales, like meat, raisins, and corn flour.

Amanecer Group's story

Inés Romana L. G. lives in Coapilla in the state of Chiapas México. She is married to David Sánchez Cruz. They have three children (Laura Evangelina, 9, Claudia, 8, and David, 6) and a fourth about to be born.

She has asked for this loan to purchase ingredients to make tamales since there are things she is missing and a lack of income prevents her from buying them. Today, thanks to the loan, she is succeeding.

Inés learned how to make tamales from her mother. Six years ago, she began her business and it is going well since her income helps her husband with the household expenses. With her earnings, she buys more ingredients to make tamales so she can make them more days a week, and improve her business. Her dream is to have a bigger house where her family can live comfortably and to always have her business which gives her support to succeed.

This group was started when Soraida invited them to apply for a loan that they could pay and succeed. The group is called "Amanecer" [Dawn], because they signed the contract in the morning.

The members of the group are:

Brígida Pérez Estrada who will invest the loan in raising chickens to sell; Candelaria V. H., who will purchase agricultural products, like corn; Inés Romana L. G. who will purchase ingredients to make tamales; and Soraida Pérez Pérez who will purchase natural products and colored candles.

In this group: Inés Romana, Candelaria, Ines Romana, Soraida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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