A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy fruit such as apples, bananas, grapes, plums etc.


El Bocote Group's story

Señora Elvira is 56 years old, She is married and has 4 children, two of which of minors and dependent on her. They attend middle and high school. Her husband is called Epifanio and he works in the fields.

She has a small business selling fruit and vegetables which she has managed to maintain with the help of the loan. She tells us that it has brought her great benefits both personally and commercially. She invested her loan in the purchase of fruit such as: apples, bananas, grapes, plums, etc.

She belongs to the group called the Bocote. They named it this because there is a bocote tree at the place where they meet. The group consists of 12 members who are listed below:
Señor Lidio works selling live and quartered chickens. He invested his loan in the purchase of more chickens.
Señora Josefina sells sweets. She invested her loan in the purchase of more candy and new kinds of sweets.
Señora Fulgencia sells cooked food. She invested her loan in the purchase of the consumables she uses to make the food such as: oil, vegetables, meat, etc.
Señora Leticia has a business selling sweets outside her house. She invested her loan in the purchase of peas, potato chips, juices and sweets.
Señor José works selling vegetables. He sells all kinds of vegetables. He invested his loan in the purchase of fruit and vegetables such as: apples, tomatoes, chillis, onions, bananas, etc.
Señora Arcadia is in the vegetable business. She invested her loan in the purchase of more vegetables.
Señora Karina works selling vegetables. She sells all kinds of vegetables. She invested her loan in the purchase of vegetables such as: tomatoes, chillis, potatoes, carrots, etc.
Señor Margarito is in the corn business. He buys corn and resells it. He invested his loan in the purchase of more corn this season.
Señora Rosa works in the business of haberdashery accessories. She invested her loan in the purchase of more accessories.
Señor Gieovani works in the bread business. He sells bread. He invested his loan in the purchase of consumables used to make the bread such as: oil, flour, sugar, etc.
Señora Oralia works making tamales. She invested her loan in the purchase of consumables used to make the tamales such as: chicken, chillis, tomatoes, etc.

In this group: Josefina, Lidio , Fulgencia , Leticia , Jose , Arcadia , Karina , Margarito, Rosa , Oralia , Elvira , Gieovani

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth


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