A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy cosmetics to sell.

Localidad El Carrizo Group's story

This group is called Localidad El Carrizo and is made up of six hardworking, humble people who have a desire to change their and their families' lives.

The members of this group come from the locality of Carrizo, a small town where there are many plum, mango, and almond trees.

The locality can be admired as kids happily run through the streets, play soccer, bike ride, and go out in the afternoons to fly their kites.

One of the members of this group is Olivia Micaela who's thirty-two years old. Mrs. Olivia has made a living selling cosmetics for twelve years.

Mrs. Olivia, as her group members know her, tells us that what she likes most about her business is going out to sell cosmetics in her community's streets and those of neighboring communities.

She is characterized as being a happy and humble woman with a desire to improve her business and thus obtain a better quality of life.

She is happily married to Alfonso who's thirty-seven years old and with whom she has three children: Deisi who's thirteen years old, Melissa who's fourteen years old, and Alfonso who's seven years old.

She tells us that what she likes most about her job is tending to her customers and having their orders on time so that they feel happy and buy from her again.

One of the reasons for which Mrs. Olivia decided to begin her own business was to give a better life to her children and thus be able to help them so that they can have a better future.

Mrs. Olivia requested the loan to buy more cosmetics to sell wholesale and retail.

She is very thankful for the foundation for helping everyone so that their lives improve and they can have a better quality of life and be independent.

The other members of the group are:

Maria Guadalupe, who makes a living selling traditional corn-based Mexican dishes.
Isaías Adolfo, who makes a living selling fruit and vegetables.
Jerónimo Francisco, who makes a living selling perfume.
Patricia Juana, who makes a living selling traditional corn-based Mexican dishes.
Feliciana, who makes a living selling food.

The group Localidad El Carrizo thanks the foundation for helping people from small towns and giving them hope for a better life and a dream for their children.

In this group: Maria Guadalupe, Isaias Adolfo, Jeronimo Francisco, Olivia Micaela, Patricia Juana, Feliciana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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