A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy oil, salt, rice, tomatoes, chili peppers, meat, etc. and also to buy fabric, muslin, thread and needles to continue making napkins.

Flor De Colima Huixtepec Group's story

This group is called “Flor de Colima Huixtepec” and the story is about Rosalva who is part of this group. She is 26 years old and married to Raymundo; they have an 8-year-old son, Ricardo, who goes to second grade. She has been selling traditional Mexican fast food snacks and making napkins for five years.

Rosa (like she’s better known in her community) decided to go into this business because she needed to improve her quality of life and because she did not have sufficient economic solvency for her son’s education and to offer him a better future. She will use the loan to buy more ingredients like oil, salt, rice, tomatoes, chili peppers, meat, etc. and also thread, fabric, muslin and needles to continue making her napkins.

She wants to continue investing in her business because she wants to save up to build a locale to open a small restaurant because that way her production will be larger and she’ll have more variety of dishes to increase sales and profits to continue supporting her son’s education so that in future he will be able to complete a good professional career.

She says that she’s very grateful to Kiva lenders and to FRAC because thanks to them she’s getting ahead and has been able to have a business of her own to insure her son’s education and future.

The people who make up this group and their various activities are as follows:
Rosalva-fast food snacks
Amada- embroidery
Ricarda- embroidery
Adela- embroidery

In this group: Sara, Amada, Ricarda, Adela, Carmen, Rosalva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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