A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy groceries to sell.

Josefa Ortiz Tetepec Group's story

This group is called "Josefa Ortiz Tetepec" because the members are residents of the Josefa Ortiz and Tetepec neighborhoods. The group has 10 hardworking members who struggle each day to have a better life.

Carmelita Pérez Nicolás, 36, is the representative of the group. She is a single mother who is admirable because she has worked hard and fought to provide for her 3 children. Her oldest daughter is studying at the university and the two younger children are in elementary school. Carmelita has a store where she sells groceries and perfumes which is called "URI-MAURI" because her two small children are named Uriel and Mauricio. She has had this store for 19 years, ever since the birth of her oldest daughter. She started the business because she needed to support her small daughter. She is requesting a loan to buy products such as: rice, sugar, coffee, soap and other items because recently her sales have been very low and she does not have enough money to stock her store. She uses the earnings from the store to support her children.

Another member of the group is Martha Norma Vázquez S., 35, who is married to Antelmo Quiroz Quiroz, a farmer. They have 4 children: 2 girls and 2 boys aged 20, 17, 12 and 11. Martha has a business making bread, which she sells door-to-door. She has had good sales and good earnings, since she has the only business in the neighborhood that sells bread. In addition, her bread is very delicious and she offers variety in her products. She started this business because her husband's income was not sufficient to cover the family's expenses, and because they needed more money to pay for their children's education. She comments that at the start she only made 50 loaves of bread, but over time she has been increasing her sales. For this reason she is requesting a loan so that she can buy more supplies and make more bread. Martha says that her goal is to eventually have a bakery in her town, so that she could provide employment for some people in her community.

The members of the group are the following:
Claudina C. R., 27, who sells plastic products.
Amada Yudiht Hernández Díaz, 40, who sells sweets.
Martha Norma Vázquez S., 35, who makes bread to sell.
Juanita Nicolás S., 33, who has a grocery store.
Cita T. S., 36, who sells clothing and shoes.
Faustina Nicolás Martínez, 31, who makes and sells tamales.
Azucena M. E., 34, who sells medicines.
Carmelita Pérez Nicolás, 36, who sells groceries.
Yolanda A. Hernández, 21, who sells clothing.
Jerónimo V. C., 71 , who raises livestock.

In this group: Claudina, Amada Yudiht, Martha Norma, Juanita, Cita, Faustina, Azucena, Carmelita, Yolanda, Jeronimo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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