A loan of $1,225 helped a member buy chiles and meat.

El Triunfador Group's story

Miguel is 23 years old, has been to university, and is single. A short while ago he decided to open his own business selling meat sauce since it has a been a little difficult finding work so he could help his mother with household expenses. He sells the product one day a week. The day before he goes out to get orders, and then the following day he gets up very early to prepare the meat. About midday he sets off to deliver the orders to his customers.

“The meat dish sells well,” he says, “although I sometimes have to walk a long way. But the important thing is that I make sales and get new customers so that my income increases.”

Miguel plans to use the loan to buy pork and a variety of chiles so he can continue making the food. In the future he would like to have a permanent place where customers could go to buy his products. He is a member of a group called El Triunfador. There are four other members: Candelaria and María Luisa sells Mexican snacks, Hilaria sells soft drinks, and Luciano is a builder. They all live in Vicente in the Cañera region where the sugar refinery La Margarita is located. It is the major employer in the region.

In this group: Miguel Ángel, Candelaria, María Luisa, Hilaria, Luciano

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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