A loan of $2,250 helped a member to introduce a new fat-food menu and to repair the pick-up truck.


Armonia Group's story

“Armonía” (Harmony) is a hardworking, well-paying group; it’s been in three loan cycles. It comprises women who work to get ahead with the family economy. Jessenia’s one of the members. She’s 26-years-old, married and has a 6-year-old girl and a baby on the way.

She sells barbecue and ‘menudo’ [traditional Mexican soup made with beef stomach in a clear broth or with a red chili base] in a stand; she’s been in business for four years and works Monday to Sunday.

She mentions that the loan will help her invest in her business. She also says that she wants to introduce more variety of food because her stand is located in a good spot and she wants to repair the pick-up truck they use to transport the things for the stand and to stock up on raw materials. Her husband became unemployed several years ago and both of them now work in the same business because they do quite well.

In this group: Diana Cristina, Erendira , Jessenia Elizaebth, Norma Elvia*, Rosa María , Sandra Veronica
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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