A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy ingredients.

Abasolo San Juan Jicayan Group's story

This group is called “Abasolo San Juan Jicayan” and is made up of 11 hardworking, indigenous ladies with a great desire to get ahead and succeed in life. They decided to call the group “Abasolo San Juan Jicayan” because they are proud of their area, its art, culture, and clothing.

The members of this group are indigenous and don’t speak very much Spanish. They communicate in Mixteco.

Their dress is a huipil skirt, or better known as nagua, and a small white top. Only grandmothers wear this type of outfit because this style of dress is disappearing more and more each day.

Fransisca is one of the members. She’s 31 years old and is a humble woman with a desire to please. She sells pork tamales, chicken tamales in mole, and chipile tamales with chicken.

She is happily married to 45 year old Agustín and they have four children; 10 year old Briseida, four year old Dagoberto, and seven year old Fernando Ignacio. She’s also six months pregnant.

One of her dreams is to have a grocery store because she really enjoys serving her customers and selling her merchandise on credit to help out the poor people, like herself. She is asking for this loan to buy peppers, onions, tomatoes, cooking oil, lard, dried corn for dough, and banana leaves.

She is very grateful for the support from the foundation, to her and to other people who need it to grow their businesses and help their families.

The other members of the group are:

Valencia – makes and sells napkins
Elvira – sells bread
Edna – buys and sells corn
Gabriela – buys and sells fruits and vegetables
Hilaria – sells napkins
Julia – sells bread
Angélica María – sells Mexican food
Aurelia – sells corn
Alicia – sells Mexican food
Lucia – sells Mexican food

Thank you foundation for the support you provide to poor families with a desire to succeed, like us.

In this group: Valencia , Elvira , Edna , Gabriela , Hilaria , Julia , Angelica Maria , Alicia , Francisca , Aurelia , Lucia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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