A loan of $3,225 helped a member to stock her store.

El Carrizo Group's story

This group is called “Carrizo” and is made up of eleven members with a desire to get ahead and provide better lives for their families. They decided to call the group “El Carrizo” because they identified with their area, its culture, and traditions.

The members are very proud of one another, since they feel certain to be able to achieve their dreams together and support one another in their businesses. They grow more each day.

Claudia is one of the members. She’s 50 years old, and is a very hardworking responsible lady full of energy to support her fellow members and her family.

Ms. Clau, as her fellow members refer to her, has been selling groceries for five years.

She says that what she likes most about her business is keeping her store clean in order to give a good impression. She also says that she sells cheeses. Her husband, Julián, milks the cows, and she sells cheese on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

She requested this loan to buy more groceries, such as dried peppers, green peppers, tomatoes, cookies, cooking oil, juices, soft drinks, potato chips, candy, and bread. She is very happy and grateful to the foundation for the support it’s given her and her colleagues, because they’re all hardworking, humble women with a desire to get ahead in life.

The other members of the group are:

Leovigilda – sells Mexican food
Dominga – sells Mexican food
Adelfa – sells fruits and vegetables
Fidelfa – sells Mexican food
Rosa – sells Mexican food
Margarita – sells bread
Ángela Micaela – sells desserts
Sofía – sells fish
Elena – sells soft drinks
María del Carmen – sells chickens
Bernabé – sells groceries

Thank you for helping for helping the humble, diverse people with dreams to fulfill. Thanks for helping us.

In this group: Leovigilda, Dominga Pilar , Adelfa , Bernabe , Rosa , Claudia , Margarita , Angela Micaela , Sofia , Elena Zenaida *, Maria Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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