A loan of $4,425 helped a member to buy lumber and an electric drill.

Noyolot Group's story

The new group members are Miriam who will use her loan to buy manure and insecticide; Valentín who is going to buy pears, plums and walnuts and Mario who will buy soap, oil, sugar, Sabritas brand snacks, cookies and soft-drinks. The rest of the group members continue with the activities they’ve been carrying on.

Flor, 38, is married; her husband is a carpenter. They have two older sons who already work. She has a carpentry shop and asked for her loan to buy lumber and a hand-held power saw for her shop.

She manufactures wood furniture, beds, tables, dining sets, doors, windows, etc. – whatever the customer requests. She started the business 28 years ago. It was passed down from her father who taught her husband to make wood furniture. The business is important because she earns income to support themselves. She feels proud to be continuing her father’s business and being her own boss. Her business is popular because she works only with good quality wood. Her dreams and hopes is that the carpentry shop grows, to buy some large pieces of machinery to complete the shop and that her children learn carpentry.

The group members want to say to Kiva and to Fundación Realidad: “Many thanks for your loans. You are very kind to help our business and our families to grow.”

In this group: Flor , Herlinda, Ernestina , Miriam, Valentin , Mario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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