A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase clothing for resale, including blouses, t-shirts, pants, and skirts.

Reynas De Jamiltepec Group's story

This group is named "Las Reynas de Jamiltepec", meaning "The Queens of Jamiltepec". It is named as such because the members of this group are known to be very hard workers and they consider themselves to be the queens of their businesses. It is made up of 11 women who carry out different business activities, which are the following:

Teresa: tortillas sales
Yadira, Antonia, Ines, and Alberta: clothing sales
Ana, Maria, and Antonia: catering
Reynalda: shoe and clothing sales
Maria: perfume sales
Honorina: grocery store

Reyna is married with Feliz and they have 2 children. One is in college and the other is in high school. she has a shoe and clothing business for ladies and gentlemen. She requested a loan to purchase more merchandise to supply her business. It is located in the market. With her loan she will purchase shorts, blouses, skirts, pants, pumps, shoes, sandals, and other items.

She has had her business for 4 years and she started out because she saw the need to help her husband with their children's expenses. There were times when they did not have enough money to purchase all their son needed. She rents a small store space in the market but she says that sometimes sales are very low given that the are various other people that sell the same type of merchandise. She has to go out and sell her merchandise itinerantly in order to have more clients and to improve her sales. This loan will be invested in her business, to have a better selection and to increase her earnings for the household expenses.

She says that her business has helped her a great deal financially and it has also helped to know more people and to make new friends. She is thankful to god for the blesses that He gives her every day and because her sales are good, which will earn money to buy food for their family.

Her greatest goal is to set up her own store space in her house and to see her children study to have careers to have a better future.

In this group: Teresa, Yadira, Ana , Reynalda, Maria, Maria , Antonia, Antonia , Honorina, Maria Ines, Alberta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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