A loan of $1,400 helped a member the purchase of wallets, backpacks, hens, beans, milk, rice, sugar, bread, cereal, butter, oil, salt, toilet paper, concentrated food for hens, batteries, matches, candles.


El Zapote Group's story

The El Zapote group is located in La Aldea El Zapote, which is where the group name comes from. The group is made up of 4 women, who are very hard-working. The following is a description of their different businesses:

Maricela de Jesus G. sells wallets and backpacks in various areas near to her community. She is a mother of 4 children, one of whom is a daughter born just 18 days ago.
She and her husband work hard to get their family ahead. In their free time, they go to church.
She will use this loan for the purchase of wallets and backpacks.

Ana V. is a hard-working woman who is very dedicated to her business and her family. Ana has sold hens for several years. She gets up every day at 5:00 am to feed them and collect the eggs.
She and her husband work hard to get their family ahead. Their children, who are adults, help them with the household costs. They dedicate their free time to their church.
She will use this loan to purchase more hens and concentrated food.

Felipa L. also sells and raises hens. She is a single mother and has 4 children.
She dedicates her free time to visiting her church and taking care of her children.

Gloria O. sells consumer products. She has had a small grocery store in her home for 8 years.
She is a mother of three children who are attending the community school.
Her husband helps her and they work hard to get their little family ahead. They dedicate their free time to visiting family.
She will use this loan for the purchase of merchandise to stock her store.

In this group: Maricela De Jesus, Ana Mercedes, Felipa De Jesus, Gloria De Jesus

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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