A loan of $5,125 helped a member to buy supplies for making bread (flour, sugar, eggs, firewood, etc.).

Natividad Group's story

Felicita is 57 years old and happily married to Ignacio who is an employee in a hardware store in their community. The couple have six children, though they currently only live with one of their daughters. They also have a granddaughter who is in the third year of pre-school. Her name is Alma and she is 5 years old.

Felicita is a saleswoman. She sells bread and has been in this business for 25 years. She says that she only sells to order and makes her bread every three days. One of her goals is to be able to set up a business in the town market and have assistants because sometimes the business demands more than she can manage on account of her age. Felicita is planning to use her loan to buy more supplies for making bread (flour, sugar, firewood, butter, etc.)

Felicita is one of the members of the 'Natividad' group. This group is made up of 8 women and 2 men, all of whom are very hard working and responsible. Here follows a list of all the members and their business activities: Roberto has a local taxi, María Leonor sells vegetables, Antonio sells electrical appliances, Teófila sells bread, Tania Margarita and Felicita also sell bread, María Félix sells lingerie, Reyna sells gold, María del Carmen sells perfumes and, finally, Hildeberta sells food.

In this group: Roberto, María Leonor, Antonio *, Teófila, Tania Margarita, Felicita, Reyna, María Félix, María Del Carmen, Hildeberta
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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