A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy rice, beans, oil, soup, sugar, coffee, salt, flour, biscuits, soft drinks, sweets and canned products.


Matamoros Group's story

Ysidra is a very happy and enterprising woman who decided to open her own grocery store where she works to earn her own money and help her husband with household costs. She says she likes this store because it’s not a seasonal business so she can sell all year round. Her grocery store is set up in her own home, which gives her the opportunity to make her own money without neglecting the household chores.

Ysidra only went to primary school and is married.

This loan will be used to purchase rice, beans, oil, soup, sugar, coffee, salt, flour, biscuits, soft drinks, sweets and canned products to re-stock her store. She hopes that her business can continue to grow so that every day she will have a greater variety of products to attract more customers and increase her profits.

Ysidra is a member of the Matamoros Group which is made up of eight enterprising women. They decided to name their group after the street where they meet to make their payments and also because they thought it would be easier to identify them that way.

The other members of the group are:

Marisol who sells soft drinks
Berenice who sells beauty products
Narcisa who sells Mexican snacks
ignacia who sells soft drinks
Aropajita who sells clothes
Rosa Aurora who sells Mexican snacks
Rosa who sells soft drinks

In this group: Marisol, Berenice , Narcisa , Ignacia Yolanda , Ysidra, Aeropajita, Rosa Aurora, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso


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