A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy soft drinks, soap, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and toilet paper.

Ojo De Agua Group's story

This community bank is called, "Ojo de Agua," and includes Antonia and Azucena, who are going to use their loan to buy fabric in various colors, lace by the tube, and thread. Victoria is going to buy belts and oil to maintain her machines. Teresa is going to buy mylar balloons. Alma Delia is going to buy canvases and tubes. Raquel is going to buy soft drinks, detergent, milk, sugar, eggs, Bimbo brand bread, and Sabritas brand snacks. Raquel is 50. She studied to be an administrative assistant. She is married and has two sons. One is an adult and isn't in school anymore. The other is in college. She has a grocery store. She requested the loan to buy soft drinks, soap, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, toilet paper, and chilis in vinegar. She is starting a grocery store that her brother-in-law transferred to her. Her business is important because it is a source of income, and she is proud of having her own business. She likes to attend to her customers in a friendly manner. Her hopes and dreams are to expand her store and to have it well-stocked and that her son betters himself and has a career. The members of the group want to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, "Thank you for the loans that give us the opportunity to accomplish ourselves in our businesses and our families and to reach our goals and life outlooks. We hope you keep supporting the people who most need it with loans."

In this group: Antonia, Victoria, Teresa, Azucena, Alma Delia, Raquel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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