A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy clothing to sell.


Los Mangos Group's story

This group is called The Mangos and has ten members who are all working women who want to get ahead and offer their families a better life.

The members of this group tell us their lives are improving thanks to the help that the foundation has given them, honestly, because their business are growing every day.

One of the members is Elsa Maribel who is 36 years old. She is a humble working woman who has been selling clothing for the last three years. She tells us that thanks to the help of God she could succeed in business and that it left her with good profits. Doña Mari, as she is called by the members of the group, is happily married to Miguel, a worker who grows corn and sesame. She asked for a loan to buy more clothing for children and ladies and has orders for school uniforms.

The other members of the group are:

Carmela who is dedicated to the sale of Mexican snacks
Minerva who is dedicated to the sale of handicrafts
Erica who is dedicated to the sale of desserts
Fortunata Teresa who is dedicated to the sale of flour, corn and tortillas
Ausencia who is dedicated to the sale of construction materials
Edith who is dedicated to the sale of clothing
Teresa who is dedicated to the sale of desserts
Anayeli who is dedicated to the sale of clothing
Hortencia who is dedicated to the sale of fish

They give thanks to the foundation for all the help that they have given so they can continue in their businesses and triumph in life and expand employment in their towns.

In this group: Carmela , Minerva , Erica , Fortunata Teresa, Ausencia , Teresa , Anayeli, Elsa Maribel , Hortencia *, Edith
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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