A loan of $2,750 helped a member to invest in the purchase of sweets and mangos.


Colonias Unidas Group's story

Antonia is 35 years old. She lives in civil union with her partner. She has four children who are students. Yulisa is 15 years old but she doesn't study anymore. Jose Manual is in 5th grade, Jacqueline is in 3rd grade and Guadalupe is in the second year of pre-school. Her husband is named Sabino and he is a mason. She is dedicated to selling mangos and sweets. She has had this business for five months and she says that it is going very well. It is a small business but she likes to work. She says that she hopes to keep the business stocked and will invest the loan in the purchase of sweets and mangos with chilli and tools for her husband's work since he is a mason. Antonia would like to build a grocery store. She hopes that business will increase. Antonia belongs to the group "Colonias Unidas" whose name refers to the fact that members are from various colonies. The group is made up of 11 people who are all hard-working women. They are: Elizabeth, Leocadia, Maria del Carmen, Olivia, Virginia, Delfina, Natalia, Ofelia, Norma, Domitila. All of them perform sales work such as selling sweets, shoes, food, perfume, lingerie, goats, etc.

In this group: Elizabeth, Leocadia, Maria Del Carmen , Olivia , Antonia , Virginia, Delfina *, Natalia , Ofelia *, Norma , Domitila
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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