A loan of $6,400 helped a member to buy chilis, tomatoes, onions, garlic, corn dough, tortillas, meat, oil, cheese, cream, cabbage, gas and plastic plates.


El Aserradero Group's story

Isabel is a 39-year-old woman who has a high school level of education. She is married to Martiniano who works as a farmer. The couple have three children: Guadalupe, Martin and Alejandro. One year ago, Isabel decided to start selling Mexican snacks to earn a little extra money. She sells her snacks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She gets up very early in the morning and starts preparing her food. In the afternoon she sets up her stall on a small porch that she has on her patio.

Isabel will use the loan that she has requested to buy chilis, tomatoes, onions, garlic, corn dough, tortillas, meat, oil, cheese, cream, cabbage, gas and plastic plates. She wants her business to continue thriving as she would like her children to have the opportunity to study at university and would like to offer them a better quality of life.

The other members of this group are:

Maria Felix - who sells food.
Maurlia - who sells wooden furniture.
Adela - who sells groceries.
Ricarda - who sells clothing
Isadora - who sells footwear
Maria del Socorro - who sells chicken.
Berenice - who sells clothing.
Eugenio - who sells sugarcane.
Cruz - who sells clothing.
Nancy Alicia - who sells fruit and vegetables.
Obdulia - who sells footwear.
Marcela - who sells snacks.
Demecia - who sells sugarcane.
Obdulia - who sells perfume.
Florencia - who sells clothing.

In this group: Maria Felix, Maurilia , Adela , Ricarda , Isadora , Maria Del Socorro *, Berenice *, Isabel, Eugenio , Cruz , Nancy Alicia , Obdulia *, Demecia , Marcela , Obdulia , Florencia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details