A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy new models of pants, skirts, dresses, etc.

El Pinito Group's story

Julgencia is 36 years old, married and has 6 children who study except for the eldest, Fernando. Suriel is in her 3rd year of high school, Jessica in her 1st year of high school, Jazmin in 2nd grade, Maritza in preschool whilst Jotzamara is only 2 years old. Her husband, Tobia, is a farmer.

She sells clothes at the town market and will use the loan to buy new models of pants, skirts, dresses, etc. Doña Julgencia would like to establish her business in premises. She says that her loan has helped her a lot as her profits help with the household expenses. In this way she can give her children a better education as Suriel dreams of becoming a doctor.

Julgencia belongs to the communal bank called El Pinito (Small Pine Tree) as there is a small pine tree where they meet. The group consists of 13 people, 12 women and 1 man who are mentioned below.

Felicitas, Prisciliana, Araceli, Adilene, Tobia, Irma, Paula, Juana, Margarita, Fabiana, Rogaciana and Irma. They all have different business activities such as the sale of bread, meat, sweet potatoes, fish, sweets, cheeses and tamales, etc.

In this group: Irma , Juana , Araceli , Prisciliana , Tobia , Julgencia , Irma, Adilene , Fabiana , Felicitas , Rogaciana, Paula , Margarita *

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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