A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy merchandise for her fruit and vegetable business.

Trebol De La Suerte Group's story

This group is named the “Trébol de la suerte” (The Lucky Clover) and is located in the state of Morelos in Mexico. This community is known for their traditional Carnaval del Chinelo (a traditional dance) that is celebrated every year during Semana Santa (a week of celebrations in April).

The group is made up of nine members and this is the third time that they have requested a loan. Maely G. A. is a member of the group who works selling fruits and vegetables in a business she started over a year ago. She is requesting the loan to buy tomatillos, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. She is 21-years-old, studied through the sixth year of primary school, is married, and has a 4-year-old daughter. Her customers are please because they always find what they need to cook. She feels happy requesting this loan because she will be able to have a greater variety of vegetables in her business. She hopes that with her earnings she will be able to get her own stall as the one that she has now is her sister-in-law’s space and with what she would save in rent she would use it for her daughter’s schooling as next year she will be in preschool.

Note: the person who is hard to see in the photo is Clara M..

In this group: Vianney, Ana Laura, Clara, Ever, Lizzet, Maely, Socorro, Felicitas, Maria Del Jazmin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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