A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy corn and firewood.

Dania Group's story

Gabriela is another one of the "Dania" communal bank group members. She only studied at elementary school level. She is married to Jose, who does farm work, and she has two children. She told us that when she was studying, there was only an elementary school in her community and in order to continue studying she would have had to go to another town and it would have been expensive. Since she was young she was taught how to work hard; the boys were taught how to farm and the girls were taught how to work in the home. Now times have changed and she and her husband both work to give to their children more opportunity to study.

A little over three years ago Gabriela started to sell corn, tortillas and tortilla dough with the idea of earning income to help her husband with the household expenses. With the passing of time she has made good customers and her profits have increased which has allowed her to give her children a better quality of life.

She runs her business out of her home and because she is well known, her customers are happy to spend their money with her. This loan she will use to buy corn and firewood to be able to continue with her business.

In the future she would like to open a new business, perhaps selling groceries or clothing.

The communal bank group "Dania" is thankful for the support that has been given to them through loans for their businesses, which also help them give their families a better quality of life.

The other group members are:
Gregoria who sells drinks
Mirna who sells fruits and vegetables
Araceli who sells household items
Liliana sells cheese
Yanet sells tortillas
Valentina sells drinks and candies

In this group: Mirna, Gabriela, Araceli, Gregoria, Liliana, Yanet, Valentina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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