A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy cooking utensils and other materials.

Chichicastecos Group's story

Juan Carlos is a single 25-year-old man, he lives together with his parents and brothers in the department of Sololá. He is next to the first member of the group, on the right-hand side of the photograph. He is a person who loves living life, learning new things every day. He is currently making his living selling bowls (soup tureens manufactured in the neighborhood). He chose this activity because his mother made her living in this area, and it was in this manner that he has been acquiring knowledge of this field for the last five years. He has been able to help his family with the household expenditure through the turnover and profits that his work creates.

He has now realized that the work he is performing is reasonably profitable, which is why he made the decision to form a group, in when they can perform a variety of activities with the aim of improving their families' finances. The loan that they will use is to buy cooking utensils and other materials to offer their customers a better service.

His greatest dream is to have premises where he can grow the business with different cooking utensils and therein improve his family's living conditions.

In this group: Juan Carlos, Juan, Manuela , María

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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