A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy furniture, blenders, irons, beds, pig feed, catalogs, men's and women's clothes, and supplies for making Mexican snacks.


Brahunda Group's story

Forty minutes from VeraC. is a community called Barahunda. This community is noted for the fact that there are several PEMEX oil wells located there. In this community there is a group called 'Barahunda'. The group chose this name because it is the name of their community and also because the word means 'fiesta', 'bustle' or 'noise" which describes this very cheerful and united group.

Elia Moran is one of the group's members. She is 60 years old and has six children who are all married. She currently lives with two of her grandchildren. She tells us that more than 7 years ago she wanted to work and, with the support of her children, she opened a furniture store in her community called "Muebleria Diana" (Diana's Furniture Store) in honor of her youngest granddaughter. Elia also raises pigs. She has a small farmyard behind her home where she keeps her pigs. Elia needs this loan to invest in buying feed for her pigs and some household products (chests of drawers, blenders, mixers and irons) to re-stock her business.

Elia hopes that this loan will help her to make progress in her business and that her sales will increase since she would like to make good profits so that she can paint her business and continue investing in it. Elia tells us "I am going to take this opportunity to thank Fundación Realidad for the loan and the trust that they have placed in me".

The other members of this group are:
Maria de Lourdes G.-C., who sells cosmetics through a catalog
Josefa C., who sells chickens and sweet treats
Alicia Sánchez C., who sells natural products
Rosa Ramírez R., who sells cosmetics through a catalog
Maricela T., who sells clothes and costume jewelry
Iraís E. Hernández, who sells ladies' shoes
Mayra M., who sells pork
Elizabeth M., who sells livestock

In this group: Maria De Lourdes, Josefa, Elia, Alicia, Rosa, Maricela, Irais, Mayra, Elizabeth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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