A loan of $3,925 helped a member buy and sell perfumes.


Tututepec Las Gardenias Group's story

This group of neighbours and friends is called Tututepec Las Gardenias. They named themselves after the street where they live. One representative of the group is named Francisca Graciela. She completed primary school and has four children. Graciela sells clothing from a catalogue and requires a loan to buy more. Besides selling clothing, she also wants to sell shoes.

Graciela's customers want her to open a storefront. When she is out picking up orders and visiting customers, she leaves things in the hands of her granddaughter, who can't place orders. She also wants a storefront so that she can create displays of her merchandise and encourage her customers to buy a bit more. Graciela wants a loan so that she can improve her business, earn more money, buy more merchandise, and present a better variety of clothing to her customers.

Another member of Tututepec Las Gardenias is Bertha. She completed primary school and has two children: a girl and a boy. She sells perfume and shoes via catalogue, and needs a loan so that she can buy more perfume; it's the most popular thing she sells. Her customers have suggested she set up a storefront so that they can visit her, see her products, and buy them without placing orders.

Bertha wants a loan so that she can put up a storefront. It will help her perfumes and shoes sell better. She would also like to set up a gift shop in the busiest shopping district in Tututepec.

Tututepec Las Gardenias includes several other members. Alejandra and Soledad each sell cheese. Sandra sells tamales. Reyna sells stationery. Zuli and Carmina each sell corn chips. Maria sells Mexican snacks and treats, and Cristiano sells groceries.

Many thanks to the Fundacion Realidad for the support, which will help this group make their businesses successful.

In this group: Alejandra , Sandra , Reyna, Soledad, Francisca Gradiela, Zuli, Maria, Bertha , Cristiano, Carmina Selene

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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