A loan of $3,150 helped a member to repair and maintain their mill.

Mar De Cristal Group's story

This group is called "Mar de Cristal" (Crystal Sea). It is located in the state of Morelos in Mexico. This community is known for its archaeological zone and its pretty lagoon to one side of the town. The group is comprised of 10 members. María is the president of the group. She relies on a mill business that she started 2 years ago, which grinds the maiz for tortillas, cocoa, Chiles of different types, pumpkin seeds, and ingredients that are utilized in making mole (a classic Mexican dish). She is 50 years of age. She attended school up to 6th grade. She is married with 2 children; a young woman and a young man. Her clients like her because she treats them well and charges a fair price each time that they grind their products with her. At the moment that she requested the loan she feels happier because she is going to have greater income. Señora María wants this loan to repair her mill and maintain it, snce this service is expensive and she wants to take care of the quality and good operation of her tool of work. With the profits expects to pay the tuition of her son who is entering secondary school and to save for the education and feeding of her children.

In this group: Leticia, Maria, Antonia, Cristina, Erika, Alejandra, Anayely, Felipa, Angelica, Isidora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer B Brown

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