A loan of $2,400 helped a member buy sodas, juices, soap, oil, etc.


El Penjamo Group's story

Mrs. María is 66 years old, has 5 children, is married to Miguel, and works in the countryside.

She sells groceries in a grocery store. She will use her loan to stock her store with more sodas, juices, soap, oil, etc. She says this business has helped her maintain her family. María would like for her business to grow to make more profits. She says she will expand it in the future.

1. Mrs. Elsa sell fruits and vegetables and she will use her loan to buy more fruits and vegetables such as: apples, pears, bananas, tomatoes, chiles, onions, etc. 2. Mrs. Oferdelia sells meals at night from her home. She will use the loan to buy materials to prepare her meals such as: oil, tomatoes, chiles, poultry, etc. 3. Mrs. Nélida has a grocery store and will use her loan to buy products such as: soap, oil, cookies, coffee, sodas, etc. 4. Mrs. Ana sells a traditional beverage from her hometown called chilate. She will use her loan to buy materials she uses to make chilate such as: cocoa, cookies, sugar, milk, water, etc. 5. Mrs. Antonia sells jugs of purified water and will use the loan to buy more jugs to sell. 6. Mrs. Fulgencio sells pozole and will use the loan to buy materials to make pozole such as: poultry, maiz, onions, chiles, spices, etc. 7. Mrs. Verónica sell clothes and will use the loan to buy more pants, skirts, dresses, etc. 8. Mrs. Félix sells mole, green salsa, and ground meat tamales. She will use the loan to buy materials such as: oil, tamale dough, poultry, meat, carrots, chiles, etc. 9. Mrs. Beatriz sell snacks so she will use the loan to buy products such as: cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, oil, chiles, etc.

In this group: Elsa, Orfedelia, Nelida, Ana , Antonia, Fulgencia, Maria , Veronica Rocio, Ma Felix , Beatriz
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza


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