A loan of $3,200 helped a member to purchase raw materials such as water, sugar, fruits and ice for an ice cream business.

Union Popular Group's story

This group is called "Unión Popular" because that's what the members call the place where they live. The members consider the name to be good luck. The group consists of 10 members, and among them is Eliza, who is a native of the community in Hidalgo, Mexico. Eliza is married and has three children, ages 7, 8 and 11. She makes a living selling natural ice creams. Her customers consider her to be a great person who is dedicate to her job and to her family's well-being. She says she started working four years ago out of necessity because her family was growing and her husband's income wasn't enough to cover expenses. She decided to start her own business. As the years have past her business has become established due to the attention and dedicate she shows. Eliza is requesting the loan to purchase raw materials such as water, sugar, fruits, ice, etc., since this it's a busy season that requires greater investment. With the money she makes she will continue investing in the business and in the education of her children, from whom she wants to have a better quality of life.

In this group: Eliza, Maria Antonia, Karina Esthela, Elizabeth, Erika, Jenny, Marlene, Roselia, Sandra*, Maribel
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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