A loan of $4,625 helped a member to buy corn and parts for a grinder.

Nazareno Group's story

The community of Nuevo Paso Nazareno is a an indigenous community in which a dialect called “mazateco” is spoken. In this community lives Genoveva who belongs to a development unit (DU) called “nazareno” in honor of the town’s name. Genoveva is 60 and only studied up to 2nd grade, she is married and has four children that are married. She tells us that more than 23 years ago with the support from her husband, they installed a corn grinder in which she grinds corn for her neighbors. Every day she gets up at six in the morning to begin with the corn grinding for her customers and she needs a loan to purchase corn and some parts to give maintenance to the grinder. She hopes that with this investment her business will flourish and gives good profits as she wishes to buy a new grinder.

The other 13 members are:
Julia S. - grocery store
Linda Beatriz P. - snacks
Alicia G. F. - soft drinks
Maria De Los Angeles F. A. - soft drinks
Martha Graciela M. C. – take out food
Enriqueta S. H.- snacks
Louerdes A. S.- soft drinks
Apolonia P. T. - groceries
Angela G. G.- chicken
Lilia M. C.- candy
Epifanio M. P.- repair shop
Cristina T. R.- soft drinks
Lucia P. F.- snacks

In this group: Genoveva, Julia, Linda Beatriz, Alicia, Maria De Los Angeles, Martha Graciela Martinez Chavez, Enriqueta, Louerdes, Apolonia, Angela, Lilia*, Epifanio*, Cristina, Lucia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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