A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy a freezer, glass stemware, and shellfish.


Violetas Group's story

Las Violetas are a solidarity group made up of six enterprising women who live in the city of Monterrey. The group is completing its third loan cycle with this institution. They decided to choose the name Violetas because all of them like this flower.

Alicia is one of the women in the group. She is 53 years old and lives in a common-law relationship. She has eight children, but they are all adults already and work on their own. Alicia sells "gorditas" [cornmeal cakes stuffed with beans, meat, cheese, and other fillings] and snacks. She began this business two years ago and did it will a small grill in her house. As a result of her success she set up a small stand on an avenue to be able to attract more customers.

Alicia needs the loan because she wants to begin to sell shellfish and she needs to buy a freezer, glass stemware, and the shellfish to be able to begin selling.

She dreams that one day she will be able to have her own restaurant to give her customers better service.

In this group: Alicia, Maria Dolores*, Ramona, Rebeca, Rosa Elva, Sanjuana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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