A loan of $4,850 helped a member to buy grocery products, clothing, and corn to sell.

El Milagro 1 Group's story

This group is called "El Milagro 1" (The Miracle 1) and consists of 10 humble individuals who are originally from a small town called Tututepec San Pedro. One of the traditions here is the town festival celebrated on October 12 and 13, where the children from the neighboring towns represent the dances of the their region.

One of the representatives for this group is Sra. Faustina Jovita, who is 80 years old. Doña Jovita, as is she is better known among her fellow townspeople, says that what she likes most about her region is the pride and strength of the Mixtec people. She says that she sells grocery products such as cookies, grains, detergent, oil, soft drinks, coffee, sugar, juices, bread, yogurt, and vegetables. Jovita has also been selling clothes and corn for 30 years. What she enjoys most about her business is serving her customers with great kindness. Many of them have become her greatest friends. Doña Jovita says that one of the nicest things that has happened to her is receiving assistance from Fundación Realidad that allows her to buy more clothing, corn, and grocery products that she can sell at retail. She thanks Fundación Realidad for helping all women without regard to age or race.

The other group members are as follows:
• Victoria sells fish.
• Gloria sells food.
• María Dolores sells fish.
• Tomasa sells clothes.
• Catalina sells Mexican street food.
• Rosa Elia sells groceries.
• Silvia sells Mexican street food.
• Quirino sells fruits and seeds.
• Eustolia sells Mexican street food.
They are grateful to Fundación Realidad for helping humble and hardworking people who want to excel.

In this group: Victoria, Gloria, María Dolores, Tomasa, Catalina, Faustina Jovita, Rosa Elia, Silvia, Quirino, Eustolia*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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