A loan of $2,825 helped a member purchase tables & chairs.

Las Manzanitas 1 Group's story

This photo was taken at the home of Isabel G. L., a member of the group “Las Manzanitas I” (The Little Apples I), which is located in the State of Veracruz in Mexico. There are eleven group members who appear in the photo. Isabel began selling snacks 25 years ago and is requesting a loan to acquire chairs and tables for her soup stand at the new market in Orizaba. Her earnings have increased since starting her business in this new location. Upon submitting her request, Isabel felt satisfied and happy to be receiving a new loan. She is 40 years old and studied through elementary school. Isabel is the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters. Isabel wants his loan so that she can buy chairs and tables for her new stand at the Orizaba Market. In addition, she hopes to earn money to finish the construction of her house and have a better quality of life.

Note: The woman standing second to the left and holding a baby is Rosa P., but she cannot be seen very well.

In this group: Isabel, Teresa, Lesvia, Teresa, Lidia Elvira, Silvia, Yazmin, Roberta, Laura Pascuala, Andrea, Sara, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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