A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy rice, beans, oil, broth, soap, fried foods, canned goods, juices, soft drinks, sweets and cookies.


El Mangito Group's story

El mangito (The little mango) is the name of this 10 person group. They decided on this group name because at the place they meet, there is a mango tree.
Each member has an economic activity.
Ambrosio- snakcs
Mario- snacks
Pablo- snacks
Nayrobi- bakery
Margarita- items for the home
Ana Esther- groceries
Judith- sweets
Nallely- cosmetics
Teofila- butcher
Porfirio- tortillas

Ana Esther is 49 years old. She did not have the opportunity to study, and is married to Salomon, who is dedicated to field work. She says that a little more than a year ago she opened a grocery store in her home with the intention of earning a little extra money to help her husband with the household expenses.

She is very happy with her business and sells every day. She opens her business everyday at 6 in the morning until 8 at night. She also said "I believe that with my store I also provide a service to my village. Here, there is little trade and the people are looking for places to make purchases. That is why I supply my business with a little bit of everything."

She is requesting a loan to buy rice, beans, oil, broth, soap, fried foods, canned goods, juices, soft drinks, sweets and cookies to re-stock her business.

For the future, Ana Esther wants her business to prosper and to expand to supply more goods.

In this group: Ambrosio , Mario , Pablo , Nayrobi, Ana Esther , Judith, Nallely *, Teofila, Margarita , Porfirio
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer SUZANNE FORD


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