A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy ingredients and supplies.

La Alegria Group's story

The “La Alegría” (Joy) group consists of five, cheerful, enterprising women each with her own economic activity aimed at improving her quality of life. This group is located in the community of Roberto Barrio where the main source of employment is the fields growing and planting sugarcane.

Edith is one of the group members. She’s 45-years-old and only completed primary school. She’s married to Clemente who works as a day laborer and they have a son. She relates that she’s been a merchant for the last 15 years. She sells Mexican fast-food snacks and ‘atole’ [corn-based beverage] on Sundays in the Tierra Blanca market in small space she shares with a friend of hers in one of the stands. She’s acquired good customers over time that helps her business to have good sales.

She has asked VisionFund for this loan to buy corn, meat, mole sauce, lettuce, cream, cheese, beans, tortillas, chilies, garlic, onion, tomatoes, milk and disposables to continue with her sales. She hopes that with this investment her business will continue to grow and to be able to provide better education for her son. In future she’d like to rent space of her own in which to set up her small snack bar.

The other group members are: Juana, Yamileth, Fernanda and Yesenia who also work making and selling food.

In this group: Juana, Edith, Yamileth, Fernanda, Yesenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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