A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy oil, soap, beans, eggs, sugar, mayonnaise, coffee, shampoo, dried guajillo chiles, pasilla chiles, tree chiles, etc.

Tetelilla Group's story

This communal bank is called Tetelilla. Alberto is a member. With his loan he is going to buy gift bags, stuffed animals, and postcards. Antonia, Calletana and Olga are going to buy eggs, oil, milk, toilet paper, soap, beverages, bleach and soups. Calletana is 47 years old. She is married and has 3 children, 1 girl and 2 boys. Only the girl goes to school, at CBTIS. She has a small grocery store and asked for the loan to buy oil, beans, chiles in vinegar, mayonnaise, coffee, shampoo, cloths, pine cleaner, sugar, rice, dried chiles, guajillo chiles, pasilla chiles, and tree chiles. She started her business 15 years ago. Her husband built some locales and she decided to open the store. She bought a little with what her husband gave her from his work as a bricklayer and she grew her business little by little. Her business is important because it helps her with a lot of things. She likes to serve her customers and she is proud of her business because she built it with her hard work. She is planning on growing her business and giving her customers better service, Her hopes and reams are for her business to grow and for her children to be well and to have jobs and a calm life. The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Fundación Realidad “thank you for the support you have given us. Thanks to your loans, we are progressing in our businesses and in our families”.

In this group: Alberto, Antonia, Calletana, Olga

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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