A loan of $5,575 helped a member to buy clothes and shoes to sell.

Las Palmyx Group's story

This group is called Las Palmyx and it’s composed of 13 hardworking, humble women who carry out a variety of economic activities. The members of this group are from a small town called Mancuernas, a pretty town with green trees and hardworking people. One of the traditions in Mancuernas is celebrating the town’s feast day on May 15th. Carnival rides come and there is much fun for the children.

Maribel Elvia sells shoes and clothes; she goes to Acapulco every month to buy her merchandise. Doña Mari as she’s better known by her fellow group members tells us that she likes her business very much because it produces good profits. Maribel Elvia is 37 years old, happily married to Alfonso, 38, and they have two children: Jennifer Maribel, 15 and Juan Luís, 12.

Mari asked for the loan to buy more clothes and shoes to sell since her business makes good profits so she can give her children a better life.

The other group members are:

Rosalba- barber
Eva- sells bread
Zaida-sells meat
Gloria- sells shoes
Caritita Amilana- sells groceries
Guadalupe- sells meat
Maria Guadalupe- sells food
Elvira- sells fish
Irenea- sells cattle
Tomasa- sells groceries
Julia- sells chickens
Maria de los Ángeles- sells shoes

They thank the Fundación for helping hardworking women.

In this group: Julia , Irenea , Caritina Atilana, Gloria , Zaida, Eva , Rosalba, Maria De Los Angeles , Maribel Elvia , Tomasa , Elvira Marlen*, Maria Guadalupe, Guadalupe
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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