A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy green tomatoes, red tomatoes, chili peppers, beef and vegetables.

Hanny Group's story

Baldomero is a new member to the group, with the money from the loan he is going to buy spare parts to fix his taxi. The other group members are continuing with the activity that they were previously involved with.

Virginia is 46 years old, she is single with four children, 2 girls and 2 boys. One of her sons is studying in a 'CBTis' [Technical High School] and the others are already married. She has a taco stall where she sells beef 'taquitos' (taquitos are corn tortillas that are rolled into a tight cylindrical shape, with meat on the inside), beef enchiladas and sausages. She requested the loan to buy chili peppers, green tomatoes, red tomatoes, beef and vegetables. She started her business 20 years ago out of necessity to pay for her children to go to school and help them get ahead. Her business is important because it allows her to put food on the table and help her children to move forward. She feels proud when people say her 'taquitos' are delicious. She has a friendly demeanor towards her customers so that they will want to come back again. She is happy with this loan because she will be able to stock up on the ingredients she needs to continue working. Her hopes and dreams are to grow the business, to make her business is productive and that her children are well.

The group members would like to say to Kiva and to 'Fundación Realidad' "We are thankful for your loans, they give us the opportunity to grow our businesses and to make them look more beautiful."

In this group: Dolores, Silvestra, Atzidi Guadalupe, Virginia, Baldomero

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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