A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy clothes such as t-shirts, blouses, pants, etc. to sell in her region.


Ejidal Group's story

María Sonia V. Domínguez lives in Morelia neighborhood, in the town of Coapilla, in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. She lives with her common-law husband, Federico Pérez Gomes. They have two daughters who are still in their care: four year-old María Fátima and the youngest, two year-old Estefanía. María Sonia will invest her loan in buying clothes that she will then sell in her town. Her business does well and she has made good income. She also has customers who buy from her wholesale. She has been in this business for two years. She started her business on her own initiative since she wanted to support her husband with their household expenses and provide their children with the best possible education, which is the most important thing. María Sonia re-invests the money she makes in the business since there are clothes that run out very quickly and her customers ask her for them. She doesn't like to have to disappoint them, telling them that she doesn't have them. Her biggest dream is to expand her business over time so that, through her business, she can get her family ahead in life which is the most important thing for her. María Sonia's group is called "Ejidal" (Co-operative). The reason behind the name is that where the group members live, there is a co-operative building. The people who make up this group are: María Sonia V. Domínguez, who will invest her loan in buying clothes to sell in the town Olga Lidia V. Pérez, who will invest her loan in buying live chickens which she will then sell in the town Víctor V. Pérez, who will invest his loan in buying soft drinks which he will sell in the town Bernardina V. V., who will invest her loan in buying wardrobes that she will then sell in neighboring communities

In this group: Maria Sonia, Olga Lidia, Victor , Bernardina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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