A loan of $5,700 helped a member to buy supplies for making gelatine snacks: milk, gelatine concentrates, cups, sugar, etc.


Flor De Mayo 2 Group's story

Elizabeth is a young woman of 29. She is married to Lomelí, who does farm work, and they have 2 children, one named José Luis, age 13, who is in the first year of secondary school, and Paulina, age 8, who is in the third year of primary school. Elizabeth works selling gelatines and chicharrones [fried pork], which she does at her home. Every eight days she goes to a villages called "Ayutla de los Libres" to stock up so she can make her gelatines. There she buys her ingredients: concentrates for flavored gelatines, sugar, cups, spoons, etc. To prepare the chicharrones, she buys small bags, oil and sauce among other items. She has to travel from the place where she lives so that she can find the ingredients at more economical prices, so she can have greater earnings, and this is how she will invest her next loan. Elizabeth is one of the members of the "Grupo Flor de Mayo 2" ["May Flower Group 2"], which is made up of 13 women who are responsible and dedicated to their work. They are: Gumecinda, Clarita, Eliz, Elizabeth, Julieta, Odilia, Rufina, Luz Elena, Adela, Luisa, Eustorgia, Noelia, and Imelda, who work selling Chickens, Bread, Cheese, Groceries, Perfumes, Gelatines, Beef and Pork, Vegetables, Chicharrones, Nanches fruits and Beans.

In this group: Gumecinda, Clarita, Eliz*, Elizabeth, Julieta, Odilia, Rufina, Luz Elena, Adela, Luisa, Eustorgia, Noelia, Imelda
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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