A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy ingredients for making food such as: vegetables, cheese, cream, tostadas, tortillas, etc.


Las Gaviotas Group's story

Luvia is 31 years old, a single mother of 3 children who are studying. Jesús Iván is in the 1st grade, Crisanta the 7th grade and Belén the 6th grade. Luvia sells food such as tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, tortas and juices. She has her own food stall in the centre of town next to the public gardens. She has been running this business for 3 years and says it is working well and she has known how to make it successful as the income from the business helps her with the family expenses and her children's education.

Doña Luvia will invest the loan in the purchase of ingredients which she will use to make her food such as: vegetables, Mexican flat bread, cheese, cream, oil, etc. Luvia belongs to the group Las Gaviotas which consists of 11 members, 2 men and 9 women who are: Juan, Ninfa, Julio, Juana, Estela, Bernabé, Oralia, Nayeli, Natividad, Santacruz. They all have businesses selling: food, grocery iitems, sweets, fish, shakes and games, vegetables, fruit, etc.

In this group: Juan , Ninfa , Julio Cesar, Juana, Estela , Luvia , Bernabe , Oralia , Nayeli , Natividad, Santacruz*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth


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