A loan of $3,650 helped a member to purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables for resale at her market stand.

Los Nuevos Group's story

Citaly is 25 years old, and has three children, two of whom are in elementary school. She is a member of the community group, “Los Nuevos” (The New Ones), and Citaly is grateful to be part of this group that she feels is very hardworking and genuine. She also likes working with VisionFund because they apply reasonable interest rates to borrowers. For the past ten years, Citaly has operated a fruit and vegetable stand near the center of her town. She rents out the space next to her parents’ stand, and learned the trade and flow of the markets from them. Since Citaly married young, her parents decided to help her with the initial rent payments to get her stand and business up and running.

With the support from this loan, Citaly plans to purchase high quality fruits and vegetables to stock her stand and offer a wider variety of produce to her clients. “I like to always keep my stand well-stocked with the highest quality of produce to make sure I stay competitive,” Citaly comments. Every third day, Citaly visits the supply center to restock her produce.

The other group members are Alma, J Remedios, María Guadalupe, Hilda, Javier, Diana and Mayra. They work in various other trades, including: floral sales for arrangements, craftmaking, fabric and cloth sales, tortilla making and sales, as well as buying blankets and shoes from catalogs for local resale.

In this group: Alma Yazmin, J Remedios, Citlaly, María Guadalupe, Hilda, Javier, Diana Grisel, Mayra Edith

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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