A loan of $4,800 helped a member buy materials to prepare Mexican dishes.

Estrellita Group's story

This group I called Small Star, which is composed of 8 indigenous people originating from a town called Tetepec, Oaxaca. Here, the majority of the people speak mixteco and dress in petticoats and Oaxacan dresses.
One of the members of this group is Socorro who is 35 years old, and characterizes herself as being friendly, responsible, and hard-working.
Mrs. Soco, as she is known by the townspeople, prepares and sells Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, tomato enchiladas, quesadillas, thick tortillas with toppings, pastry turnovers with fillings, and fried tortillas with toppings.
She started her business with her husband, Amadeo’s, support. He helps her with necessities, attending clients, and financial support.
One of her favorite things she likes to do is prepare chicken tinga (chicken simmered in chipotle and onions), to top the fried tortillas, and most of all having her orders made on time to satisfy clients.
She says that one of the characteristics a person should have for this type of job is good hygiene and be energetic since waking up early is necessary to prepare the dishes and make tortillas.
One of the nicest things about her business is being able to count on Vision Found because with their support she will be able to buy more materials to prepare more Mexican meals.
The other members are:
Emma- sells Mexican dishes
Lidia- sells Mexican dishes
Teodora Eufracia- Sells meals
Eduardo- sells groceries

Susana Alejandra- sells shoes through a catalog
Hermenegildo- sells livestock
Natalia- sells Mexican dishes
They are thankful for Vision Found helping out families and female workers.

In this group: Emma, Socorro, Lidia , Teodora Eufracia , Eduardo , Susana Alejandra , Hermenegildo , Natalia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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