A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy tomatoes, chili peppers, potatoes, onions, bananas, lettuce, oranges, and cucumbers.

La Joya De Anenecuilco Group's story

The “La Joya de Anenecuilco” communal bank is comprised of six members. With the loan, Petra and Rosa will buy wholesale bedspreads and shoes, Margarita will buy bread, Felipe will buy two barrels and bottles to prepare small quantities of Clarasol disinfectant for re-sale, Romana will buy napkins and worsted (a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers) for knitting, and Rosalía will buy leather sandals. Margarita is 49 years old. She is married and has four adult children, two sons and two daughters. They are all married. She sells vegetables and fruits and is requesting the loan to buy tomatoes, chili peppers, potatoes, onions, bananas, lettuce, oranges, and cucumbers. She started her business 15 years ago. She thought about doing something and decided to set up her stand. She sells prepared pork crackling, jicamas (a sweet edible root from a tropical plant), and prepared cucumbers. She started with a loan that was given to her. Her business is important because she has work and income to re-pay her loan. She enjoys sales and provides good service to her customers. She is kind and friendly so that her customers return to buy her products. She uses her profits to re-stock her fruits and vegetables. She also buys food, and puts a portion of her profits into savings. She hopes and dreams that her business grows and that her children and their families are happy. The members of the group wish to give the following message to Kiva and Fundación Realidad: “Thank you for your loans, we are grateful for your help and interest in growing our businesses and improving our families’ quality of life”.

In this group: Petra , Margarita, Felipe , Ramona, Rosalia, Rosa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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