A loan of $4,825 helped a member to buy sausages, bread, onions, garlic, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, meat, tortillas, margarine and gas.

La Unidad (Flat) Group's story

Cecilia’s a member of a group called “La Unidad” located in the community of Tembladeras El Castillo where there are many sugarcane fields; it’s just a few minutes away from the La Margarita farming estate in the state of Oaxaca.

Cecilia is 45-years-old and a single mother of two children. Her daughter, Olga, is 20-years-old and married and her son, Jerry, is 12-years-old and attends secondary school. Cecilia has a business selling tacos, hamburgers and hot-dogs. She cooks the food at midday and at night sets up a food stand at home so her customers can come by to enjoy her delicious food. Cecilia started this business some years ago as a way of providing better quality of life for her family and to provide education for her children. The business has been sufficiently successful to cover her basic needs.

Cecilia’s requesting a loan to buy sausages, bread, onion, garlic, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, meat, tortillas, margarine and gas. She hopes that by investing in inventory her business will be successful and her income will increase in order in future to provide her son with the opportunity of studying a career.

The other group members are:

María Isabel - sells clothing and shoes
José Antonio - raises pigs
Adriana - sells chicken
Felipa - sells food
Claudia - raises pigs
Evarista - sells mole sauce

In this group: Cecilia, Maria Isabel, Jose Antonio, Adriana, Felipa, Claudia, Evarista

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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