A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy tomatoes, onions, soap, oil, beans, sugar, toilet paper and cookies.

González Comercio Group's story

María del Socorro is part of the community of La Coraza, which is 30 minutes from Vicente Camalote, in the state of Oaxaca. The people of this community work growing sugar cane.

María del Socorro is 45 years old and is married to Juan. She has 4 grown children, 2 men and 2 women, and currently she takes care of her granddaughter, Brinatani. Four years ago María del Socorro opened a little grocery store in her home. Over time, she has invested more in the business and has even started to sell tacos on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. She is asking for a loan in order to supply her store with tomatoes, onions, soap, oil, beans, sugar, toilet paper and cookies.

María del Socorro is very grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund for giving her the opportunity to grow her small business. She hopes to see her store grow into a little supermarket. She will continue working in order to offer Britani the opportunity of continuing her education.

María del Socorro is a member of a group called González Comercio that has four women members: Lidia who works selling soft drinks, Anali who sells shoes, and Ninfa who sells cosmetics.

In this group: María Del Socorro, Lidia, Anali, Ninfa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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