A loan of $2,175 helped a member she will purchase merchandise for her store.


Palo Grande Group's story

This group is called Palo Grande, because this is the name of the development where they meet. They are located in the Tlaquiltenango community in Morelos, Mexico. The group is made up of 10 members. Petra Gonzales is the group president and is 54. She has no education and is a merchant. She sells groceries, a business that she started 16 years ago. She is requesting this loan to stock her business with merchandise such as basic household items: rice, beans, salt, sugar, etc. She has 2 children; one daughter and one son. Her customers prefer her because she is a likable and attentive person. She is happy because she knows that the income she makes from this loan will form part of her goals, which include painting her storefront. She also hopes to buy a small stove for her house because she cooks with firewood.

In this group: Petra, Abigail, Griselda, Rubicela, Ma Mariana, Alejandra, Maria De Los Angeles, Ancelma, Lorena Isabel*, Silvia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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