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Total loan: $1,100
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Fenix Group


A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy ingredients used to prepare sausages and toasted breads.


Fenix Group's story

Erika Estrella M. C. lives in Tecpatan, Chiapas, Mexico. She is the common-law wife of Damián Gómez E., and they have two children: José Antonio (5 years old), and Erik Damián (2 years old).

This is the first time she has requested a loan from the foundation, and it will be used to buy ingredients to prepare appetizers. She has been doing this for nine years, and thus supports her spouse with the income.

Her sisters-in-law encouraged her to take up this work, to have income and provide support for some of the household’s expenses, to cover them effectively.

She will use the earnings derived for the same business, and continue to work, for she likes selling appetizers.

Her wish is to use this modest business to have savings sufficient to buy materials and expand her house.

Members of the group are:

Erika Estrella M. C.: she will use the loan to purchase ingredients to prepare sausages and toasted breads. Olga Lidia Juárez E.: to buy items by catalogue, such as women’s clothing, linens, sheets, bedspreads, etc. Elaine H. Hernández: to buy cosmetics through the Blondy catalogue and sell them. Fany Juárez E.: to buy cosmetics through the Jafra catalogue and sell them.

In this group: Erika Estrella , Olga Lidia , Elaine, Fany
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Jane Wilkie


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 24, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 24, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico