A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy products to her glocery store, like sugar, milk, eggs, etc.


Flor De Rosa Group's story

Isabel is 33 years old. She comes from an indigenous Mazahua town. She is married to Pánfilo, who works as a loader in a supply center in the country's capital. She has six children: 16-year-old Alejandro, 12-year-old Sergio, 9-year-old Valeria, 6-year-old Rosalinda, 4-year-old Esmeralda, and 1-year-old Oscar. She wants her children to go to school so that they will have more work opportunities, as field work is very hard and poorly paid. She tells us that she did not go to school because her parents never registered her birth nor those of her eight siblings before a judge, and so they couldn't go to school. Another reason she wasn't able to go is that her parents didn't have the money to buy school supplies. Chabelita, as she likes to be called, says that when she was 20 she had to register herself in order to register her eldest son. She is putting a lot of effort into her work because she wants a better life for her children, which is why she is asking for this loan from the finance company to invest in a grocery store, for which she will buy sugar, milk, eggs, beans, rice, tuna, and vegetables to sell in the small store she will set up in her house. She also raises sheep for a living and her goal for the future is to have a stable location where she can invest in more products.

In this group: Sofia, Maria Isabel, Cristina, Maria Guadalupe

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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