A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy wood, enamel, varnish, nails, sandpaper, hammers, glue, and paints.

Nuevo Horizonte Group's story

The group "Nuevo Horizonte" (New Horizon) is located in the community of Zona Urbana Ejidal and consists of 10 members:
• Hilda sells food.
• Lourdes sells chickens.
• Hosanna sells meat.
• Virginia sells Mexican street food.
• Gregorio operates a carpentry shop.
• Jesica sells shoes.
• Fidel sells frozen popsicles.
• Adriana sells snacks.
• Hermelinda sells cosmetics.
• Carmen sells shoes.
The members of this group are known for being enterprising and unified.

Don Gregorio is one of the members of this group. He is 34 years old and only has an elementary school education. Gregorio is married and has two children who are in school. He says that he never had the opportunity to study, so his father advised him to learn a trade. Therefore, he became a carpenter and opened a woodworking shop in his home a little more than seven years ago. He believes that he earns more as a result of being his own boss. Gregorio is pleased with what has transpired over the years and that his work attracts customers. He produces all types of products made of wood (beds, chairs, wardrobes, doors, drawers, tables, windows, and armchairs). Some people rave about his beautiful work. Gregorio will invest his loan in the purchase of wood, enamel, varnish, nails, sandpaper, hammers, glue, and paints so that he can continue his work. With this investment, he wants to continue progressing so that he can provide his children with a better education and quality of life.

In this group: Hilda , Lourdes , Hosanna, Virginia , Gregorio , Jesica *, Fidel , Adriana , Hermelinda , Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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