A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy perfumes and to buy ingredients for making snacks.

Barrio El Ciruelito Group's story

This group is named “Barrio el Ciruelito” (Ciruelito neighborhood) because that is the name of the place where the members live. The group is comprised of 11 people who devote themselves to different activities. This group is located in one of the different neighborhoods of Pinotepa Nacional (land of opportunities).

Juana Hernández represents this group. She sells perfume by catalogs. She requested the loan to be able to buy more products and sell more in order to get more income. She makes her sales door to door. The income that she gets is for her personal use and to help her mother with her expenses. She says that even though she is single, she has to help her mother. That is why she started this business of selling perfumes. Her goal is to have her own house and to set up a business.

The following are members of the group:

Juana sells snacks
Rosalía sells soft drinks
Lucina makes and sells tamales
Juana sells perfumes
María de Jesús sells clothes and footwear
Julia repairs household appliances
Guadalupe sells cosmetics
Tarsila makes and sells tortillas
Reynaldo sells television accessories
Cesar sells snacks

In this group: Juana , Rosalia, Lucina, Juana, Maria De Jesus, Julia Esther, Guadalupe, Tarsila, Reynaldo Ricardo, Cesar Anibal

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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