A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy ingredients for the food she sells.

Nazarenos Group's story

Lilia is a member of a communal bank or development unit (UDE) which is made up of ten people, who decided to call it Nazareno in honor of the name of their community.

Lilia is 37 years old. She studied only through secondary school. She is married to Raul, who is an agricultural worker. More than 6 years ago, a friend invited Lilia to work with her selling Mexican foods, sweets and water during recess at the primary school of their town. She accepted, since she wanted to earn a little bit of extra money, because every day the economic situation is getting worse. Thus, with her earnings, she can give a better quality of life to her family. She reports that thanks to this work opportunity, she has been able to have her own business, and she works hard to make it grow day by day.

She needs this loan to invest it in buying chiles, tomatoes, onions, meat, cabbage, cilantro, corn, cream and cheese to prepare her foods to sell, in addition to various sweets which she will also sell.

She sells her products from Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. She also comments that she wants her business to prosper more each day so that in the future she can pay for university studies for her children and give them the opportunity to have a better quality of life.

The other members of the group are:

Pablo - Groceries
Epifanio - Mechanic's workshop
Martha Graciela- Soft drinks
Cristina - Soft drinks
Lourdes - Soft drinks
Genoveva - Grain mill
Ma. de los Angeles - Soft drinks
Julia - Groceries
Linda - Mexican foods.

In this group: Pablo , Hepifanio , Martha Graciela , Cristina , Lourdes , Genoveva, Maria De Los Angeles , Liliana , Julia , Linda Beatriz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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