A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy sweets, candy hearts, chocolates, chocolate cups, and pork rinds.

Tlaltizapan Group's story

This solidarity group is called “Tlaltizapan” and consists of the following members:
• Sra. Ernestina will buy soft drinks with her loan.
• Sra. María Dolores will buy blouses, trousers, and skirts.
• Sra. Irma will buy rice, tortillas, and oil.
• Sra. Rosalba will buy cosmetics.
• Sra. Ninfa will buy gold rings and earrings.
• Sra. Yareli Yanet will buy shoes.
• Sra. Anselma will buy lollipops, chocolates, and pork rinds.
• Sr. Edgar Yair will buy blouses, trousers, and boots.

Sra. Anselma is 55 years old, married, and has five children – two sons and three daughters. Her twin daughters are preparatory school students. Anselma sells candy and pork rinds. She is requesting a loan to buy sweets, candy hearts, chocolates, chocolate cups, and pork rinds for the Valentine season. Anselma started her business 25 years ago. Her grandmother prepared pork rinds to sell and Anselma learned from her how to make the sauce that is served with this dish. Anselma’s business is important because she is her own boss and does not rely on anyone else. She is proud to be helping her daughters with their educational expenses. Her hopes and dreams for her children including building a house so that they can avoid paying rent and helping them get into a university in order for them to pursue a profession. Anselma is pleased with the loan she will receive because she will be able to buy candy so that her business is well-stocked and successful.

The members of this group would like to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, “Thank you for these loans and we hope to do well. By continuing to lend to us, you help us grow in our businesses.”

In this group: Ernestina , Maria Dolores, Irma , Rosalba*, Ninfa, Yareli Yanet, Anselma, Edgar Yair
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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