A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy tamale and pozole making ingredients.


La Santa Cruz Group's story

Obdulia, 63, is single and a meat merchant; she also sells tamales and pozole [corn-based soup]. She used her loan to buy ingredients needed to make tamales and pozole like corn, oil, vegetables, etc. Obdulia belongs to the “La Santa C.” group which consists of 10 women each with her own commercial activity. They are: Lorenza, 38, who sells clothes and used the loan to buy new styles of pants and blouses; Saida, 25, who sells beverages and used the loan to stock up on beverages in assorted flavors; Elizabeth, 60, who sells food in the evenings and used the loan to buy ingredients like tortillas, vegetables, oil, chicken, etc.; María Félix, 37, who sells refreshments and used the loan to buy soft-drinks, water, juice, etc.; María de Jesús, 43, who sells perfume and cosmetics and used the loan to buy creams, perfumes, nail polish, lipsticks, etc.; Sonia, 36, who sells cheese and used the loan to buy supplies to make cheese like milk, salt, etc.; Tania, 24, who sells clothes and used the loan to buy new styles of blouses and dresses; Margarita, 34, who sells groceries and used the loan to buy milk, cream, oil, soap, etc.; Nicolasa, 53, who sells food and used the loan to by ingredients she uses to prepare food like oil, vegetables, meat, chickens, etc.

In this group: Ma De Jesus , Sonia *, Margarita, Lorenza, Nicolasa , Ma Felix, Elizabeth, Obdulia , Saida Yasuly , Tania
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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