A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy stock merchandise to sell.

La Reforma Group's story

This group is called “La Reforma” (Reform) and it’s composed of eleven hardworking women who want to improve themselves and their families’ lives. They are from Pinotepa Nacional where most inhabitants speak the Mixteco language and wear the traditional skirts and aprons.

One of the members of this group is Asunción, 26. She got her Nursing degree and works providing health services in her community in a clinic. She works days one week and nights the next. She tells us that she also sells groceries since she has a small store where she sells such things as: toilet paper, mayonnaise, soft-drinks, juice, bottled water, bread, coffee, sugar and milk. What she likes best about her business is that she earns profits so has extra money for any emergency. What she dislikes about it is that she extends credit on lots of things and then doesn’t have money to buy merchandise.

She requested the loan to buy more merchandise for the store like: coffee, milk, cereal, yogurt, Sabritas [brand of snacks], juice, toothpaste, detergent, soft-drinks and cookies.

She thanks the Fundación for helping her and also for helping single mother so that they can have more income and improve their quality of life.

The other group members are:

Yaneth Elizabeth- sells soft-drinks.
Socorro- sells clothes.
Antonia- sells clothes.
Minerva- does sewing.
Miguelina- sells clothes.
Esther- sells soft-drinks.
Carina- sells groceries.
Guadalupe de Jesús- sells groceries.
Zulma- sells shoes.
Magdalena- sells groceries.

They thank the Fundación for helping all the poor families.

In this group: Yaneth Elizabeth, Socorro, Antonia, Minerva, Miguelina, Esteher, Carina, Asuncion, Guadalupe De Jesus, Zulma, Magdalena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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