A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy crates of chicken.

Florencia (Flat) Group's story

This group is made up of three people, each has an activity and lives in the town of Ocotepec. There they celebrate the feast of San Marcos on April 25. It is the towns biggest festival.

Esperanza was the on ewho was interviewed. She is in a common law marriage with José Eusebio and is raising two children. They are small and their parents speak to them in the Zoque language.

She asked for the loan to buy chicken by the crate. She tells us that she gets up very early to do her sales, boiling and cleaning the meat so that her customers will have their orders very early. She has been doing this for a year and five months and it is going very well for her. She has seen an improvement in her income.

She started this activity to help her husband with the household income as well as become independent for her self. This way, her husband isn;t the only person under pressure from the household expenses. Her biggest dream is that with this little business she can keep working and with the loan theu are giving her buy enough chicken to give her customers a better service.

The members of the group are: Enrique, who will invest the loan in buying chicken to sell it in pieces, and Rosalinda, who will invest in buying ingredients such as meat, tortillas, oil, cabbage and more to make tacos.

In this group: Enrique , Esperanza, Rosalinda
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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