A loan of $2,050 helped to buy vegetables and condiments for preparing food, as well as groceries to sell in her store.

Lourdes's story

Doña Lourdes lives in a community where the people speak the Mazahua language. She is 36 years old and currently in a common-law relationship with Sr. Carlos. They have formed a family that includes four children who are in school. Lourdes was previously part of a larger group, but this time she is requesting an individual loan so that she can invest in her business of buying and selling chickens. She also has other businesses and needs to invest in her grocery store. Lourdes had no hesitation about requesting a loan from VisionFund Mexico.

Her family’s quality of life has improved because she has had the opportunity to invest in her grocery store. She also has plans to invest in her cooking by purchasing a few things that she is lacking, such as vegetables and condiments, for preparing food. Lourdes says, “Every day I prepare food for the school teachers nearby. This is a very good opportunity because I can earn some extra money for the household expenses.” Doña Lourdes has already participated in five loan cycles with VisionFund Mexico. She indicates that the loans have been a great help because her children are able to continue their studies. Lourdes is very pleased with her situation because she likes knowing that her children can continue their education, go on to finish a degree, and have a better quality of life since she was not able to accomplish these things herself.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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