A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy maguey cacti so that she can sell 'aguamiel'.

Un Nuevo Resplandor Group's story

Feliciana is 38 years old. She is married to Saúl, who is a builder, and has three daughters: Berenice (a high school student), Marlene (an elementary school student) and little Guadalupe. Feliciana tells us that she buys maguey cacti so that she can extract 'aguamiel' (a non-alcoholic drink). She tells us that it was her mother-in-law who taught her how to scrape the maguey cactus in order to extract the drink. She sells her 'aguamiel' in the town of Zitacuaro by the liter. She has been in this business for approximately five years and says that it is a very good business. She says that she is requesting a loan to buy maguey catci. She also sews napkins, pillowcases, tablecloths etc. She tells us that she sells the products that she sews in Mexico city where she travels twice a month. Feliciana is very grateful to the financial institution for the support that they are giving her because it will enable her to grow her business. Her goal is to start another business raising and selling lambs so that she can grow a little more in her activities and make more profits so that she can support her children in their education.

The other six members of this group are Arnulfa, Maria Marcela, Maria Magdalena, Griselda, Consuelo and Pascacia. They will invest their loans in buying materials for making embroidered products, buying products for a grocery store and buying lambs to sell.

In this group: Feliciana, Arnulfa, Maria Marcela, Maria Magdalena, Griselda, Consuelo, Pascasia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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