A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy acrylic, metals and porcelain.


Honestidad Group's story

The group is named Honestidad (Honesty) and it is made up of seven people. They decided to name their group this as honesty is a quality they all share. This group is located in Tierra Blanca which is also known as " the bride of the sun" due to its hot summer climates of between 40-50 C (104-122 F). Teresa is one of the members of the group. She is 53, single and only studied through high school. She trained to be a dental technician and has had this job for the past 35 years. She designs, develops and manufactures plates, teeth, dental bridges and makes dental impressions. She rents her small workshop where people and dentists come to place orders or to ask her to come to their office to make dental impressions. Teresa says that her business is profitable since currently people are more worried about their dental aesthetics and they invest in having a better smile. A loan from Kiva and VisonFund will help her to buy acrylic, metals and porcelain to continue working. She hopes that with this investment, her business will prosper and she will be able to meet the demand in orders and improve her quality of life. The other members of the group are: Francisca: masonry service Irma: cheese sales Ernesto: blacksmith services Joaquina: soda sales Josefina: room rental Rosa: shoe sales

In this group: Francisca, Teresa, Irma , Ernesto , Joaquina , Josefina*, Rosa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten


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