A loan of $3,500 helped a member to make cheese.

San Gonzalito Group's story

This group is called San Gonzalito because its members are devotees of the saint San Gonzalito.

The group has eleven members, who meet weekly to make their payments. The group has a representative and a steering committee.

The group's representative is Lorena Edith. She is thirty-two and went to high school. She has five children, three girls and two boys. She makes cheese and needs this loan to buy hoops. She has also been selling shoes by catalog for the last three years, and her daughter sells shoes, as well. Doña Lorena's biggest wish is to have a shoe store so she can make more money and improve her quality of life.

The other members of the group are:

Francisca - who sells shoes.
Edith Guadalupe - who sells tamales.
Judith- who sells cheese.
Lucia- who sells pastries.
María- who sells clothing.
Luciana- who also sells clothing.
Marcos- who works as a carpenter.
Fátima – who sells fish.
Edith- who sells cosmetics.
Alma Delia-perfume sales.

All the members of the San Gonzalito group are grateful for the help microfinance partner Fundacion Realidad A.C is giving them to get ahead.

In this group: Francisca, Lorena Edith, Edith Guadalupe, Judith*, Lucia Elena, Maria, Luciana, Marcos Marcelo, Alma Delia*, Fatima Tania, Edith
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ross Forman

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