A loan of $6,475 helped a member to purchase more ingredients to prepare her dishes such as chicken, tomatoes, etc.

Primavera Group's story

44-year-old Cristina is a very responsible lady who is dedicated to her work. She is married and her husband Gaudencio makes breeze blocks. They have 3 children: Andrea, 4, is in the first year of preschool, Leonel is 7 and attends primary 1, and 14-year-old Diana attends secondary school.

Cristina is hardworking and has a stand where she sells suppertime meals. She serves a variety of Antojitos Mexicanos (corn-based Mexican dishes) such as as tacos, snacks and enchiladas. She started her business just over 5 months ago, and she says that is doing very well and with the loan she is considering buying more ingredients to prepare her dishes. Cristina thinks that if she offers more variety she could double her profits, and she wants to keep moving forward. She believes that she can increase her profits, present her business well and attract more customers.

Cristina, along with 8 women and 2 men, make up the working up the Primavera communal bank. These are: Cristina, Xochitl, Ormisda, Bacilia, Severiano, Mónica, Cleofás, Juana, Ofelia, Rocío, and Alberto who sell the following: food produce, groceries, clothing, bread, haberdashery and piñatas. They are thankful for the support they are receiving.

In this group: Cristina, Xochitl, Ormisdas, Bacilia, Severiano*, Monica, Cleofas, Juana*, Ofelia, Rocio, Alberto
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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