Total loan: $5,450

Los Parientes Group

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Ixtlahuaca, Méx., Mexico / Retail

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A loan helped To purchase a car to transport her merchandise more conveniently, instead of paying for the service as she does today.

Los Parientes Group's story

Los Parientes belong to a community characterized by great artisans, who make a living making gloves, hats, scarves, and vests. The majority of the population work in this business, some of them learned it out of necessity, and others because of family tradition. Mrs. Guadalupe, better known as Lupita, is 41 year old. She is a single mother with two children who are still dependent of her and are currently studying. Lupita is a hard working woman, with a great desire to offer the best to her children. Years ago, Lupita felt the need to start a business to help with the household expenses and her children's education. The neighbors, who worked in the nearby community fairs, invited her to sell jewelry and to travel with them in their trips as an option to generate income. "Indeed, this was a very good business because the sales were very good, and I didn't have to invest a lot." With time and experience, Lupita now knows which fairs to attend, as she continues to invest in better quality products to increase her earnings. A year ago, Mrs. Lupita came to Visionfund Mexico. She is very grateful for the loans made to her because they have helped her grow, as well as to buy diverse products and to get her children ahead. Today, Lupita dreams of buying a car to transport her merchandise more conveniently instead of paying for the service as she does today. The other members of the group are: Eduardo, who will invest in sweets; Isabel, in her grocery shop; Fidencio and Luis, in clothing. * The picture was taken in the presidency park, Mrs. Lupita is the one with a purse and a black coat.*