A loan of $3,525 helped a member to sell bread.

Santiago Apostol Group's story

This group is made up of ten indigenous women who work in different business activities. They formed this group as they are neighbors from the same community.

This group is called 'Santiago Apostol' as its members are devout followers of the saint of Santiago Apostol. The group's representative is Silvia. She is 37 years old and happily married to Perfecto. The couple have four children who are all in school. It was Silvia who invited people to join this group. Her business is selling bread and she is very well known in her town as she makes delicious bread. She has been in this business for twenty years and always has very good sales. In addition to selling bread in her town, she also sells her bread elsewhere so that people are able to taste delicious Jicayan bread.

Silvia requested this loan to buy more supplies for making bread (butter, flour, unrefined sugar, etc.) so that she can produce more and make more profits which she uses so that her children can continue studying and she can continue repaying her loan.

The women who make up this group are:
Soledad - who sells bread.
Maria - who sells embroidered dresses.
Emilia - who sells hand-made clothes.
Juana - who sells Mexican snacks.
Irene - who sells Mexican snacks.
Consuelo - who sells Mexican snacks.
Deysi - who sells costume jewelry.
Eva - who sells shoes.
Macedonia - who sells groceries.

The women thank Fundacion Realidad for the support that they have provided to enable them to get ahead in life and fulfill their dreams, and for being part of this miracle so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.

In this group: Soledad , Maria Evangelia , Emilia , Juana , Irene , Consuelo , Deysi , Eva , Silvia , Macedonia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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