A loan of $2,750 helped a member buy dried green chili, onions, garlic, jitomate (a type of tomato), cheese, oil and chicken.


23 Sur La Guadalupe Group's story

This group is called the 23 South la Guadalupe; it is made up of ten hardworking women with different types of jobs.

The members of this group are originally from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, a place made up of indigenous hardworking people.

The majority of the inhabitants dress in petticoats and mandils (a type of apron), most of them work making tamales, handmade tortillas and food like the delicious chicken and fish soup.

One of the members of this group is Mrs. Maribel who is twenty-seven years old, she is well-known for being a happy and hardworking woman who sells Mexican treats like: fried tacos, enchiladas (filled rolled tortillas covered with sauce), tostadas de tinja (spicy stewed chicken tostadas) and chicken empanadas (chicken stuffed pastries).

She tells us that she has sold Mexican treats for some four months.

Mrs. Maribel is a single mother; she has two children, Yael Uriel who is three years old and Gabriela who is a year old. They are the reason why she decided to start her business along with her mother’s support, Alberta, who is a hardworking woman.

She needs the loan to buy more ingredients like: dried green chili, onions, garlic, jitomate (a type of tomato), cheese, oil and chicken.

She is very grateful for the support given to her by the foundation so that she is able to give her children, Yael Uriel and Gabriela, a better quality of life since they are her reason for being.

The other members of the group are: Alberta—sells Mexican treats. Ofelia—sells clothing. Carina—sells clothing. Arely—sells refreshments. Adelfa—sells soft tacos. Ausencia –-sells clothing. Mariza—sells fish. Maria—sells clothing. Antolina—sells clothing.

They are grateful to the foundation for the support they give to all hardworking women.

In this group: Alberta, Maribel , Ofelia, Carina , Arely , Adelfa , Ausencia, Mariza, Maria , Antolina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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