A loan of $6,550 helped a member to invest in more merchandise such as clothing and grocery items.


El Manantial Group's story

Blanca is a hard working woman, 44 years old, happily married to Ramón who delivers packages by neighborhood taxi in the town of Ayutla de los libres, Guerrero. They only have 2 children who are already married but she has responsibility for a little 2 year old granddaughter.

Blanca is a trader who has a business where she sells the brand name clothing of Ilusión and footwear from the Mega Shoes brand. She has been in this business about 5 years, and therefore intends to continue in her store because it suits her and she is satisfied with her earnings and she has a good relationship with her customers, as it benefits her to try hard to please them. She intends to continue supplying her business with shoes and clothing, but also she will invest the money from the loan in merchandise such as grocery items like milk, eggs, detergent, juice, and soft drinks.

Blanca and nine more women are in the group of El Manantial, and to continue naming them: Angelina, Rosa, Cristina, María, Guadalupe, Natividad, Heiberta, Dinasar, Eneida and Blanca whose business is selling food, soft drinks, meat, shoes, clothing and sweets.

In this group: Angelina, Rosa Elva, Cristina, Maria , Guadalupe , Natividad , Heriberta, Dinasar , Eneida , Blanca Xochitl

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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