A loan of $2,425 helped a member purchase a variety of flours, oil, sugar, salt and yeasts.

Naxi Jen Group's story

Naxi Jen is the name of this communal group, that is made up of 8 women. In their community they speak the dialect Mazateco as well as Spanish. The name of their group means "Cerro de las Palmas" (Palm Hills). The principal source of work here is the growing and harvesting of sugar cane.

Ms. Dora is one of the group members and she finished secondary school. She is married and has four children who are all going to school (Jovanna, Victor, Angel, Manuel). She tells us that a few years ago she took a class where she learned to make bread and she began making small sales of donuts and churros. She likes this line of work a lot and she spends every day from the early morning to the end of the day making breads and taking them in her baskets to sell in her community.

A credit with VisionFund will help her to purchase a variety of flours, sugar, oil, yeast and salt so she can continue baking.

She hopes that with this loan she will continue improving her life so that her children have the opportunity to study for a profession career and improve their lives as well.

The other members of the group are:
Norma who sells fruits and vegetables
Adela who sells sweets
Liliana who sells jewelry
Praxedes who sells furniture
Florentina who sells snacks
Mayra who sells meat
Benedicta who sells housewares like tupperware

In this group: Dora Hilda, Norma, Adela, Liliana, Praxedes, Florentina, Mayra Angelica De Jesus, Benedicta*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor

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