A loan of $725 helped a member to buy products for daily consumption.

Duo Santa Teresita Group's story

Duo Santa Teresita is made up of Marta, 36 years old, and her mother-in-law, Justa, 62 years old. During the past 15 years, Justa has worked selling tortillas at her home. Marta's has a small business selling basic daily item from her home, where she also has a nixtamal [cooked maize] mill. From six in the morning, Marta attends to her customers, mostly women who come to grind their nixtamal and, at the same time, buy bread for their children travelling to school.

She is requesting this loan for the purchase of daily consumption products because she needs a bigger supply in her store. Both women's husbands work in agriculture, planting flowers and vegetables; that's why the women support them by travelling 2 or 4 times a week to the local market of the municipality to sell their crops. They see the need to do this and the benefits for their families. This is why they need capital to invest in their businesses as well as investing some part in their husband's harvest.

In this group: Maria Marta, Justa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erika Chao

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