A loan of $4,325 helped a member to purchase corn for cultivation and to plow her field for planting..


5 De Mayo Group's story

The new members of the group are Acasia, who will purchase sugar and essences; Albertha and Cristina, who will purchase corn; Mercedes and Juana, who will purchase pigs and feed; and Maria del Rosario, who will purchase corn, oil, vegetables, sugar, and meat. The remaining members continue developing their work.

Cristina is 32 years old. She harvests corn and requested this loan to purchase seeds and to plow the field in order to plant the corn. She is married and has three children: 1 girl and 2 boys. The girl is in preschool and the boys are in primary school and high school.

Cristina started her business 5 years ago. Her husband and father-in-law harvest the corn, although she also likes to work in the field. Her business is important because of the income it provides for food and family costs. In addition, with this business Cristina can eat homemade and finely chopped tortillas, and she is very proud to harvest the corn. With the earnings she constructed a bedroom for her children, pays the costs of schooling, and will pay back the loan. Her dreams and goals are to continue harvesting corn and helping her children with their studies.

The group members give thanks to Kiva and to Vision Fund (FRAC) for the loans: "Thanks to your loans we can continue progressing in our businesses."

In this group: Isabel, Maria Del Carmen, Eufrocina, Yecenia, Maria Manuela *, Virginia, Eva, Juana , Acasia, Albertha, Mercedes, Cristina, Maria Del Rosario *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Helvestine


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