A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy merchandise and improve business.

Acuario Azul Group's story

The group is called Acuario Azul [Blue Aquarium]. It has this name because they identify with it. They think that like an aquarium, their group has the best people, who have been selected, and that it how friendship is, all of them on the same road. The group is located in the state of Hidalgo. It is made up of 9 members. Norma C. is the president of the group. She is 32 and finished primary school. She has 4 children aged 9, 8, 4 and the youngest is 1. Two of them are in the community's primary school. Norma has sold dishes and blankets for 4 years. She needs this loan to buy kitchen utensils and blankets since htis is the season that she sells the most product. What she hopes is that with this loan her business will grow and she will be able to continue helping out with the household expenses. Another member of the group is Felipa Álvarez. She is very humanitarian, honest and totally loyal. Above all, she fights for her dreams. She is 55 years old, went to primary school, and has no financial dependents. She is in a common law marriage with Mr. Jose Álvarez Ángeles, who manufactures blocks. Mrs. Felipa Álvarez Z. has sold construction materials for 11 years. She is asking for the loan to buy materials such as: rods, cement and mortar so that she can have it at her disposal when her customers need it.

In this group: Alberta, Felipa, Maria Isabel, Cipriana Guadalupe, Paola, Angela, Maria Antonieta, Norma, Jazmin

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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