A loan of $1,175 helped a member to purchase supplies for making tacos.


Flor De Luna Group's story

This communal bank is comprised of three ladies, and each of them lives in a different neighborhood. They come from a village named Tecpatan, where the feast of Saint Mark - the biggest festival of the village - is celebrated on April 25th. The member who interviewed is called Aida. She's married to Gustavo and they have a son who's under her care. His name is Gustavo Alonso and he's 13 years old. She requested the loan in order to invest in the purchase of supplies for making tacos. She's been in this line of work for a short amount of time and she reports that it's going well, since she has been getting better results. She started this business to help her husband with the household income, and also to support her son, who's in high school. She wishes for her son to have the best in life, such as an education. She reports that she's been working ever since she was very young, because her parents taught her to work at a very young age. She's thankful for that, because they taught her to be the person that she is. Her wish is that she can keep on working on this small business, and also that with the loan, she can move her business forward. The ladies who comprise the group are Feliciana, who will use the loan to purchase merchandise in order to stock up her business, and Rosario Adriana, who will use it to purchase school supplies for her stationery store.

In this group: Aida, Feliciana, Rosario Adriana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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