A loan of $1,750 helped a member purchase fruit and soy to make vegetables, sauces and soft drinks.

Barrio De Santa Cruz Group's story

Armando is a native of a community located 3 kilometers from an archaeological site that year after year attracts tourists from all over the world who want to see the greatness of his ancestors. Armando is part of a new group called Barrio de Santa Cruz named for a huge cross on a hill in his community. He says that they put this group together to request a loan so they can improve their businesses and because he wants to grow his home business. His wife helps him tend to the business during the week because he also works everyday as a mason. He tends to the sales on the weekends. They have been selling roasted potatoes, French fries, chicharrones [fried pork rinds], churros [donuts] made with different types of fruit and sauce. He buys his products from a store in a town close to his called Zitacuaro because they sell him the fruits at a cheaper price. He says that his dream is to improve his family’s living conditions since he has 4 children, 2 in elementary school, 1 in preschool and a newborn, and to expand his business and eventually sell a few groceries so that his home business becomes well established for his wife.

The other members of the group are Yeimi, Fidelina, Karen Iveth, María Guadalupe and Juan Manuel. They will invest their loan money in their businesses making woven blouses and tablecloths and to purchase chickens and pigs.

In this group: Yeimi, Fidelina, Karen Iveth, Maria Guadalupe, Juan Manuel, Armando
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details