A loan of $7,275 helped a member to purchase fishing nets, awnings and in the maintenance of her boat.

Las Mojarritas Group's story

Margarita is one member of Las Mojarritas group. She is a single mother of a child who is studying primary school, she only had the opportunity to study through secondary school. Margarita says that her parents were engaged in fishing because they live in a community located at the shore of a lagoon, and the main economic activity is selling mojarra [a type of sea bream]. She grew up learning how to fish and currently she makes a living out of this work. She says that she goes to fish every day. Then, they go out to sell the mojarra they caught during the day to close communities. She has more than 20 years in this business, and many people know her and go to her house to buy. She will invest the loan in the purchase of fishing nets, awnings, and in the maintenance of her boat. For the future, Margarita wishes her business to continue growing and to obtain more customers, so her profits will increase and she will be able to keep paying the studies of her son. She said "thanks to the foundation for coming to the community to give loans to me and my people. With its plans of payment they are helping a lot, God gives them more to keep helping". The other members of the group are: Yocunda - selling groceries Maria - selling fish Margarita Gomez - selling groceries Rafael - selling fish Maria Paula - selling chickens Alejandra - selling groceries Adela - selling fish Marcelino - selling popsicles Angel Roberto - selling fish Maria - selling fish Jaqueline - selling fish Luis-selling groceries Yadira - selling Mexican snacks Guadalupe - selling fish Patricia - selling fish

In this group: Yocunda, Maria, Margarita , Rafael , Maria Paula *, Alejandra , Adela *, Marcelino , Angel Roberto , Maria , Jaqueline, Margarita , Luis, Yadira , Guadalupe, Patricia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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