A loan of $7,725 helped a member to buy the ingredients she needs.


Las Rebeldes Group's story

In the state of Oaxaca, there are many archeological remains of a civilisation greatly influenced by the Totonaca. This is the setting in which the group 'Las Rebeldes' (The Rebels) was created. It is comprised of 14 hard-working women: Petra (meat sales), Maria Irene (shoes and clothing sales), Guadalupe (tortilla sales), Araceli (fruit cocktail sales), Filomena (food to go), Laura (stationery sales), Maria de Jesus (desserts sales), Obdulia (undergarments sales), Gelasia (general store), Maria Isabel (clothing sales), Roberta (general store), Maricela (food to go), Alicia (undergarments sales), and Veronica (food to go). Veronica is a very cheerful person who has been selling food to go at her house for the past 5 years. She works there from 6 to 11 pm on the weekend, and on Sundays she also sells at the market from noon to 4 pm. She will use her loan to buy the ingredients and supplies she needs: tortilla, chili peppers, skewers, napkins, meat, gas, cream, cheese, paper, tomatoes, and other items. Her food is very popular thanks to her excellent service and her delicious recipes. Customers enjoy chatting with the whole family while waiting for their orders.

In this group: Petra , Guadalupe Olegaria, Maria Irene , Araceli , Filomena , Laura , Maria De Jesus, Veronica , Obdulia , Gelasia , Maria Isabel , Roberta , Maricela , Alicia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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