A loan of $3,950 helped a member buy wood to rent.

La Capilla Group's story

This group called La Capilla is located in the community of Anenecuilco, in the city of Ayala, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Mrs. Antonia and Mrs. Teresa are going to buy tomatoes, corn, chayote, apples, and bananas. Mrs. Araceli and Mrs. Marciana are going to buy women's men's and children's shoes to sell. Mrs. Porfiria is going to buy perfume in bulk. Mrs. Ángela is going to buy frying pans, ironing boards, and pots and pans. Mrs. Reyna is going to buy fabric and thread for her seamstress shop. Mr. Guadalupe is going to buy oil and brake fluid for his auto shop. Mrs. Petra is going to buy pork rinds, popsicles, and caramels to sell. Mrs. Silvia is going to buy lipstick, perfume, and nail polish in bulk through a catalog. Mrs. María Tereza is going to buy wood to rent to people who work in construction.

Mrs. María Tereza is 53 years old. She is married and has 6 children: Coral, 33; Guillermo, 27; Alma, 28; and Cristal, 16 are married and work. Perla Teresa is 41 and Juan Carlos is 30. They are both single. She has a business renting wood for construction. She is asking for the loan to buy wood to have more merchandise to offer to her customers. Her husband taught her this work. He is a mason. They sold their house they had in Cuautla and with that money they bought the land and materials and her husband built the house and the business. Their business is important because they have a job that will provide for their food and for the expenses of the home. She is proud of her business because her number of customers keeps growing and she is known for how well she treats them. She will invest her earnings in the house and in her children's houses. She remembers when she didn't have her own business and it was very difficult for them and they didn't always have enough to eat. This business has helped her family out financially and they have made improvements to their home. She hopes to leave her daughter the little house and hopes that her children are happy, healthy, and working.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Fundación Realidad “we are very thankful for you because you have taken us out of a bad place. We will be responisble and hope you continue to help us. Thank you". Araceli and Angela are not in the group photo and the man at the end with the baseball cap is Angela's husband and is not part of the group.

In this group: Antonia , Porfiria , Araceli, Angela , Reyna , Teresa, Guadalupe, Petra , Silvia , Marciana, Maria Tereza
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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