A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, onions, plantains, apples, mandarin oranges, jicama, etc.


El Girasol Group's story

Maximina, 30, lives with her partner and they have 5 children, most of whom are in school: Miguel, 6th grade; Yulissa, 4th grade; Jacqueline, 2nd grade; Jazmin, preschool; and Jose Antonio who is 3 years old. Her husband, Pablo, is a mason. She is a hardworking merchant and has been selling fruits and vegetables for 3 years. She goes out to sell in nearby towns. She will use the loan to buy fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, onions, plantains, apples, mandarin oranges, jicama, etc. Maximina belongs to the lending group El Girasol, which is made up of 11 members - 10 women and 1 man. They are: Mercedes, Roselia, Noelia, Gisela, Demetrio, Sandivel, Maria, Brenda Liz, Maximina, Ivan and Maria. They all work in commercial activities like selling shoes, chickens, groceries, food cosmetics, clothing, etc.

In this group: Mercedes , Roselia , Noelia, Gisela, Demetria, Sandivel , Maria *, Brenda Liz , Maximina , Ivan *, Maria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus


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