A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy raw material and invest in her business.

Iniciadoras Group's story

This group is called “Iniciadoras” (Initiators) because the members were motivated to start the group. The group is located in Mexico. It is comprised of 12 members.

Reyna A. is a member of this group. She is 49 years old, and she went to school until the second year of high school. She is married and has a total of four children, three girls and a boy. Two of the children are dependent upon her. She has been living in the community for two years. She sells tortillas and groceries, an activity she started nine years ago.

The loan she is requesting is to buy corn, gas, and groceries. She used a loan to buy a gas tank, a “comal” (ceramic dish or metal hotplate for cooking tortillas), and a press for making tortillas. This motivated her to get ahead with her business. Her customers say that the tortillas that Reyna sells are well maD.. This inspires confidence in buying them because the customers know they are getting a quality product.

Upon requesting this loan Reyna feels motivated and committed to continue working in order to be able to reach her goals. She wants this loan in order to increase production, strengthen her business, and help her children finish their education.

In this group: Josefina Gloria, Agustina, Ma Guadalupe, Sabina Margarita, Rosalba, Reyna, Lucia Esmeralda, Laura, Concepcion, Josefina, Maria Angela Rosa, Veronica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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