A loan of $3,950 helped a member buy natural products to sell.

Costa Brava Group's story

This group is called the ‘Rough Shore’ it is made up of seven hardworking people originally from the city of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca where the majority of the indigenous people speak the Mixteco language.

One of the members of this group is Mrs. Clemencia, she is 58 years old and is characterized for being a hardworking and humble woman. She sells Mexican treats during the night as well as refreshments, fresh and roasted fish. She has had her business for some twenty years and what she enjoys most is making her tortillas by hand. Mrs. Clemencia says that she began her business selling atoles (a corn starch drink), tamales and fresh juice in her home and later decided to sell Mexican treats with refreshments. She says that as time passed and her earnings increased she bought natural medicines to sell to her neighbors, family and friends. Mrs. Clemencia says that with the help from Vision Fund she will be able to buy more natural medicines to sell. She is grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund for helping the Mixteca people.

The other members of the group are:

Maideli Sofia- sells clothing.
Martina- sells refreshments.
Evarista Flora- sells refreshments.
Josefa Rufa- sells clothing.
Ricardo Sixto- is a carpenter.
Luis Javier- sells fish.

All the members of the group are grateful to the institution for helping indigenous people.

In this group: Maideli Sofia, Clemencia, Martina, Evarista Flora, Josefa Rufa, Ricardo Sixto, Luis Javier

Translated from Spanish

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