A loan of $5,125 helped a member to purchase planks, a hammer, nails, measuring tape, cement, and shovels.

Grupo Los Globos Group's story

Young Israel is a member of the Grupo Los Globos. He is a 21-year-old who is currently attending college, he is single, and he lives with his family in a community that is located in a sugar cane region. He states that two years ago, he decided to start working as a master bricklayer because he wanted to continue his studies so that he can both help his mother cover the family expenses and pay for his studies.

Israel works in construction with different people from his community who need to build or remodel their houses, so he needs to purchase building materials and lumber in order to work.

He tells us that he learned bricklaying from his father and that even though it is hard work, he likes it a lot because it is good to see how people are filled with joy once they have a house.

He needs this loan in order to purchase lumber, a hammer, nails, measuring tape, cement, and shovels to continue working. Israel hopes that with this investment, his work will increase since he will have the materials needed to complete his job, which will in turn help him keep studying .

The other group members are: Lázara, who sells Mexican snacks; Azucena, who also sells Mexican snacks; Alejandro owns a hair salon; Sonia, who sells tacos; Dolores, who sells tortillas; Irene, who sells hand bags; and Juan Carlos, who sells apparel.

In this group: Lázara , Azucena , Alejandro , Sonia , Israel , Dolores , Irene , Juan Carlos
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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