A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy oil, sugar, rice, beans, soup, bread, cookies, tuna, mayonnaise, chlorine, floor cleaner, chillies, eggs, ham, cheese, etc.

La Capillita Group's story

From the road of the community, different landscapes can be seen, all of them consist of the hills surrounding the place, you also have a nice view of the peak of Orizaba, the highest volcano in Mexico, as well as the hills surrounding the community.

La Capillita [The Little Chapel] is a group made up of 10 people who reside in the town. 100% is sugarcane where the majority of the residents work in the production, cutting and other aspects related to this product. Likewise people plant and grow food for consumption, in this way they earn income and meet certain needs. The name of the group was decided by the members because in front of the house where they have their meetings is a chapel. The members and their professions are:

Noelia- Traditional Food Sales, María- Traditional Food Sales, María Del Carmen- Clothing Sales, Jorge Alberto- Silver Sales, Isabel- Food Sales, Proceso- Clothing Sales, Flor- Silver Sales, Jorge- Drink Sales, Mayra- Sweet Sales y Ángel- Grocery Sales.

"Thanks to VisionFund México, I have launched my own business" comments Angel who is a very charismatic and happy gentleman, who has been selling staple products for consumption for two years, which helped him modify part of his house. His wife helps him by serving at the store, thanks to that Angel recently began selling fish. He explains that he hopes to purchase equipment needed to raise mojarra [a type of fish common in the area] and sell it, so their profits would increase.

With the approved loan he will buy: oil, sugar, rice, beans, soup, bread, cookies, tuna, mayonnaise, bleach, floor cleaner, chillies, eggs, ham, cheese, etc.

In this group: Noelia, Maria Dolores, Maria Del Carmen, Jorge Alberto, Angel, Isabel, Proceso, Flor Mireya*, Jorge, Mayra
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joelle Kuiper

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