A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy oil, salt, tomatoes, chili peppers, potatoes, onions, meat, chicken, and corn.


La Amistad Group's story

This group is called “La Amistad” (Friendship). The members selected this name because they are purely friends since they have known one another for some time. This profile will focus on Sra. Adalberta. She is 55 years old, married, and six children, all of whom are married. Adalberta has been preparing and selling Mexican street food for five years. She decided to start this business because she needed to find a way to help her husband with the household expenses, improving their quality of life, and establishing a better financial situation. In addition, she wanted to secure the future for herself and her husband by generating a good income. The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of more supplies such as oil, salt, tomatoes, chili peppers, potatoes, onions, meat, chicken, and corn so that she can continue preparing her delicious street food. Doña Ada (as she is better known in her community) says her goal is to grow her business even more. She wants to build an establishment where she can open a restaurant and work toward a better future. Ada wants to be well-stocked so that she can improve and increase her revenue. She says that all of her fellow group members are responsible people who fulfill their obligations. They enjoy working so that they can move forward and overcome any difficulty. For some time, they have been known for being consistent with their payments since they do not want to betray the trust that has been shown to them. On behalf of herself and her family, Doña Ada would like to thank Fundación Realidad and Kiva for changing her life. She is now able to achieve a better lifestyle. In addition to Doña Adalberta, the other members are as follows: Victor, Santa C., Santa C. (there are two women with the same name), María, Magali, Rubicela, Ubalda, and Ivett. They engage in different retail businesses selling clothes, groceries, food, corn, meat, tamales, fish, Mexican street food, fruits, and vegetables.

In this group: Victor Manuel, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Maria, Magali, Rubisela, Uvalda, Ivett, Luciana*, Adalberta
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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