A loan of $6,875 helped a member to buy cosmetics and perfumes.

Juquilitas De Yutacu Group's story

This group is called "Juquilitas de Yutacu", which consists of 14 hardworking and indigenous women who speak the Mixtec language. The members are originally from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, which is "Ñuu Oko" in Mixtec. Pinotepa is derived from the words "pinoli" meaning "crumbled house, dust"; "teptl" meaning "hill", and "pan" meaning "toward". Therefore, the literal meaning is "to turn the hill into dust."

One of the members of the group is Sra. Francisca Rocio. She is 23 years old and is better known as "Rocio". She is a friendly and humble woman. Rocio has been selling cosmetics and perfumes from the Avon line for three years. She goes to the subdivisions within her community to offer her merchandise by going house-to-house with a smile and providing good service to everyone. Rocio started this business thanks to a neighbor and friend who recommended that she sell these types of products since this would be a profitable business and provide her with the opportunity to manage her time. To this day, she is pleased with the results she has achieved. Rocio mentions that she works every day with great dedication. One of the things that she does not like is collecting payments.

Rocio is happily married to Sr. Juan Carlos and they have two children, Saúl Daniel y Pedro Pablo, who are their greatest treasures. One of her dreams is to begin selling shoes on the recommendation of one of her customers who said that these products are purchased frequently. Rocio is requesting a loan in order to buy more cosmetics and perfumes. She thanks Vision Fund for helping her and, above all, caring about her business.

The other members of the group are as follows:
• Regina Eugenia sells Mexican street food.
• Josefa Francisca sells clothing.
• Ricarda sells fruit drinks.
• Erika Cecilia sells clothing.
• Susana sells Mexican street food.
• Esther sells candy.
• Lucia sells snacks.
• Minerva Adelfa sells Mexican street food.
• Catalina sells perfumes.
• Julieta Domings sells candy.
• Prisciliana sells desserts.
• Maria Isabel sells cheese.
• Lucia del Carmen sells meat.

All of the members are grateful to the FRAC organization for helping them improve their lives and provide a better life for their families.

In this group: Regina Eugenia, Josefa Francisca, Ricarda, Erika Cecilia, Susana, Esther, Lucia Olimpia, Minerva Adelfa, Francisca Rocio, Catalina Martha, Julieta Dominga, Prisciliana*, Maria Isabel, Lucia Del Carmen
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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