A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy clothes such as pants, blouses, shirts and t-shirts to sell.


Flor De Lima Group's story

This group is called 'Flor de Lima' (Flower of the Lime Tree). The members gave the group this name because where they meet there is a lime tree which is full of flowers. This group has 10 members who all work in different businesses. The group is located in one of the districts of Pinotepa Nacional, a place where the people are very kind and have good manners. The group's representative is Eva Isabel S. O.. She is a single mother who has two children in school. She has a small clothes store where she sells pants, shirts, blouses and t-shirts. Her small store is located in her home. She tells us that her sales are doing okay. She requested this loan so that she could buy more merchandise and thereby better stock her store and make a little more profit for herself and her children since they are her great treasure and she works every day so that they don't want for anything. Another of this group's members is Yesenia López M. who is married to Eliseo. She has two children. One is 8 years old and the other is only one year old. She requested this loan so that she could buy supplies for making snacks. She has been in this business for several years. She has a small sales location in the market where she sells different snacks such as 'sopes' (fried tortillas topped with refried beans and spicy sauce), fried tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and beef tacos. She says that she started this business from necessity as her husband's money didn't reach far enough. When her daughter started elementary school she was going to need more money and, for this reason, she started her business. She tells us that it is doing well and she plans to use the loan that she requested to buy other products so that she can sell other types of snacks since her customers are asking her to make another type of stew and, as the saying goes, 'al cliente lo que pida' ("give the customer what he wants"). Yesenia would like to expand her business and she would like her children to study and have a good future. The members of this group are as follows: Juan José - vehicle repair shop Luis Enrique - footwear sales Eva Isabel - clothes store Yesenia - snack sales Leonor Mónica - making hammocks Obdulia - snack sales Ana Gloria - plastic products sales Juana - cosmetics sales Maricela - cosmetics sales Martha - vegetable sales

In this group: Juan Jose, Luis Enrique, Eva Isabel, Yesenia, Leonor Nunila, Obdulia, Ana Gloria, Juana , Maricela , Martha Susana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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