A loan of $3,000 helped a member to purchase various fish such as bream, sea bass, red snapper, shrimp, crab, etc.

Santa Cruz Group's story

Guadalupe is a 28-year-old woman. She's in a common law marriage with her partner Santos, who's in trade. They have only two daughters; one of them is named Citlali (she's 5 years old and goes to the 2nd year of preschool) and the other one is named Karla (she's 3 years old).
Guadalupe is a trader and she sells fish. She says that she has to stock up everyday, so she leaves her community in order to purchase what she needs. Guadalupe has been in the business for 2 years and she says that, thank God, she always makes sales. She will use the next loan for the same business, by purchasing a little of every kind of seasonal fish. One of her biggest goals is to improve her humble home and set up her business there, so that she doesn't have to go out offering her products.
Guadalupe is a member of the Santa Cruz communal bank, which is comprised of people who are hardworking and able to get ahead for their families. Here follows the mention of each one of them and their respective businesses: Guadalupe sells fish; Hortencia sells food; Yaneli sells food; Baltasar sells fruits and vegetables; Lucila sells sweets; Graciela sells antojitos (a typical Mexican snack); Leonarda sells refreshments; Alicia sells fish; Felix sells clothing; Ealis sells medicine; and Gloria sells refreshments.

In this group: Leornarda, Guadalupe, Felix, Hortencia, Lucila, Graciela, Baltasar, Yaneli, Gloria, Ealis, Alicia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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