A loan of $4,450 helped a member to stock her grocery store with products such as oil, matches, soap, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, flour, soft drinks, sweet treats, instant soups, coffee, light bulbs, razors, beans, toilet paper, napkins, etc.


Quetzal Group's story

Pueblito is 28 years old. She is from a community called Pueblo Nuevo and belongs to the Quetzal group. She says that one of her fellow group members decided to name the group after the quetzal because it is a very beautiful bird. Pueblito says that her name isn't very common and that she was given the name in honor of a virgin who is worshiped in her community (La virgen del pueblito). Pueblito is a single mother. She has two children who are in elementary school and a grocery store which she has been running for more than three years. She says that she set up the store in order to provide for her children and her mom as they are dependent on her. She says that she stocks up with the products that she sells in her store in different stores in a nearby town. She is requesting a loan to buy oil, matches, soap, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, flour, soft drinks, sweet treats, instant soups, coffee, light bulbs, razors, beans, toilet paper, napkins etc. She says that the loan will be very useful because she will be able to have more products available in her store and thereby make more profits. The other nine members of this group are called Anastasia, Nancy, Alejandra, Gonzalo, Maribel, Noheli Alejandra, José Luis, Maricela and Virginia. They will invest in buying supplies for making Mexican snack food which they sell in the evenings, men's and women's clothing, shoes from a catalog, supplies for making bread, items to stock a grocery store, costume jewelry, iced treats and material for making embroidered items to sell.

In this group: Anastacia*, Nancy, Alejandra, Gonzalo, Maribel, Ma Del Pueblito, Noheli Alejandra, Jose Luis, Maricela, Virginia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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