A loan of $575 helped a member to buy a 100-pound sack of corn, cacao, cinnamon, plastic bags, cloves, etc.


Tierra Mía Group's story

Victoria is the coordinator of the group. She is single and 55 years old. She sells corn-derived products such as pinol/pinolillo [a drink made from toasted cornmeal and cacao], cereal, pozol [a drink made from corn boiled with cinnamon and mixed with water or milk], etc. She has seven children, only one of which is still a minor, 16 years old. They all help her to process and sell her products at their places of work. She will use the loan to buy ingredients such as corn by the 100-pound sack, cacao, cinnamon, plastic bags, cloves, etc. The other members of the group are Gustavo, 57 years old, who sells seasonal fruits such as loquats, tangerines, jocotes, mangos, etc., and Yajaira, 40 years old, who sells seasonal fruits such as mangos, jocotes, and tangerines, and used clothing.

In this group: Victoria Del Carmen , Yajaira Del Socorro, Gustavo Alberto
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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