A loan of $4,300 helped a member buy a ton and a half of corn and gas.


Jazmin Group's story

The group “Jazmin” added 5 new members. They are also very hard-working and responsible women. They are very happy since the group has grown since the beginning. The members decided to name the group after Jazmins located a block from where they meet and the daughter of one of the members. They are very thankful that people are interested in their stories and are lending them money through Vision Found (FRAC) and KIVA to invest in their businesses. Maribel will invest in bedspreads and bed sheets, Margarita will invest in her sewing business, Maria Alicia will buy materials for construction work, Lizbeth and Jazmin will invest in chicken livestock, Maura will invest in her Lenceria catalog business, while Mrs. Rosalia, Lizbeth and Maria Elena will buy sheep livestock, and Beatriz and Mirna will buy clothes to sell. Mrs. Flor as she is nicknamed is also a member of the Jazmin group. She is 54 years old, widowed, and has a daughter under her care. Mrs. Petra is very happy because she will have a daughter attending high school. Her daughter just took the test and will be enrolling soon. Her name is Dalila Jazmin. Mrs. Flor requested the loan to buy corn and gas for her tortilla business she has had for 7 years. When we asked her if her business has a name smiling she responded, “No, I never named it nor put signs up. Clients simply showed up. I never thought I would start a business but I knew a teacher that had an unoccupied locale and she motivated me to start the tortilla business since my mother taught me how to make them.” She tells us that the only obstacle are the high prices of corn and gas but with the loan she will be able to purchase all that she needs. Dona tells us, “ I would really like to support my daughter so she can attend a university and get a job. I would also like to fix my house since it is incomplete. The floors still need tile and the outside still needs to be flattened. When we asked her if she would like to leave a message for the institution or our lenders she responded, “ Personally, I am very thankful for the offered loan since I will be able to increase profits, will be able to buy a grinder for tortillas, and will be able to transport everything I need to my tortilla shop.

In this group: Florentina , Margarita, Maribel , Maria Alicia, Lizbeth, Maria Elena, Antonia, Jazmin , Ma Maura , Beatriz , Lizbeth , Rosalia , Mirna
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza


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