A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy soap, bleach, eggs, chilies with vinegar, oil, beans and other supplies for her store.

Luz Del Día Group's story

Mrs. Josefina, 56, is originally from a region with great cultural wealth and beautiful mountains. Locals take good care of nature because close to their village, lies the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, visited by tourists from all over the world.

Josefina is a member of the "Luz del día" [Daylight] group. She says that thanks to the loans, her business has grown a lot. She started with a small table, selling sweets more than fifteen years ago. Step by step, she started buying nonperishable food and after a while, fruits and vegetables. She now has a larger store at home, which is located by the road leading to the reserve and the archaeological area of Zirahuato, which is also very popular.

Josefina says that she has been working with VisionFund for several cycles and that their loans have helped her a lot. She says: "since I started working with the institution, my store is better stocked and my neighbors choose it over other stores, since I have everything they need. I thank VisionFund because they help me improve my small store."

Josefina is requesting a loan to buy soap, bleach, eggs, milk, sugar, beans, oil, tuna fish, chilies with vinegar, sardines, toilet paper and canned food, among other things. She says that the loan will help her a lot because she also wants to buy some sewing supplies, since there are many women in her community that normally make handicrafts to sell to tourists.

The remaining members are Audelia, Leónides and Yolanda. They will use their loans to improve a sewing supplies store and a van used for public transport and to buy women and children’s clothes to sell.

In this group: Audelia, Leónides, Josefina, Yolanda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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