A loan of $3,600 helped a member purchase supplies to make traditional foods.

Santa Cruz De Mechoacan Group's story

This group is called Santa Cruz de Mechoacan. Its members are indigenous women who want to excel and help those in their town. The women in this group are very creative and are dedicated to different activities. They make handcrafts such as tablecloths, napkins and huipiles [traditional Mayan tunics]. One of the members is Señora Rosalba and she has been selling Mexican snacks for two years as she like to cook and feed her fellow countrymen. She tells us she sells enchiladas, entomatadas, beef soup, chicken soup and chicken in green mole. She is happily married to Señor Aurelio with whom she has five children, two girls and three boys. Her husband, as well as her children, help her with her food sales. She is requesting a loan to buy green chilies, dried chilies, tomatoes, garlic, chicken, and beef.

*In this group there are two Marías. One sells snacks and the other sells chickens.

The other members are Angélica Beatriz, Ilda, Emilia, Reyna, Emilia, María, Sonia and Himelda, all of whom sell Mexican snacks; Soledad sells crafts such as tablecloths,napkins and huipiles; María sells chickens wholesale and retail. They are grateful to Fundación for helping them to continue succeeding every day and giving their families a better life.

In this group: Rosalba, Angelica Beatriz, Soledad, Ilda , Emilia , Reyna, Emilia, Maria , Sonia, Himelda, Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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