A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy corn and other ingredients.


El Limoncito Group's story

The group "El Limoncito" ("The Little Lime") is located in front of a dam, which still has water, even if just a little. The area where "El Limoncito" finds itself is called Nenaxi, a place where people are very humble and hardworking. The group is composed of nine very hardworking women. They chose the name of the group themselves, as the place where they used to meet had a little lime tree.

Doña Benita who is the representative of the group, was previously in the group and has recently returned to it. Benita tells ust hat she is 57 years old, married to Miguel, and together they have a family with seven children. She works in the making of tortillas, and though she recently started the business she tells us that she has not had any difficulties up until now. She mentions that the credit will be of great help to her because she will be able to buy corn and gas as current prices for these products are very high. Doña Benita would like her business to grow, "but more then anything I would like to become the best tortilla maker in Nenaxi and I would also like for my quality of life to improve economically."

Doña Benita and the other members of the group are very happy and grateful for Vision Fund (FRAC) and Kiva for the loans provided, as each member will be able to invest in the activities that they were already performing. The other new member of this group is María Almita, who will use her loan to invest in sheep.

In this group: Virginia, Rosa , Miryam, Maria Rosalba, Rosa Isela, Lorenza, Jazmin, Benita , María Almita

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey


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