A loan of $625 helped a member purchase the ingredients to make tostadas.


Campo Verde Group's story

The group called “Campo Verde,” or “Green Fields,” is composed of three women who live in the La Salida neighborhood, which is off of a road that goes to the town of Ocotepec. The woman who is being interviewed is Antonia. She is divorced and has two married children. She has been making tostadas with crema [fried tortillas with toppings such as beans, chicken, lettuce, onion, and cilantro, with Mexican cream] for six years and six months, and she says that it has been going well since it has allowed her to earn income for her family. She decided to start this work to be able to support herself after becoming single. In order to support her children, she had to find work that would give her an income. What she wants most from the loan and the business is to get ahead in life and continue supporting her children, who are married but continue to live at home with her. The other members of the group are Rosaura and Amelia. Rosaura who will invest the loan in merchandise to stock her grocery store. Amelia will also invest in merchandise for her grocery store.

In this group: Antonia, Rosaura, Amelia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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