A loan helped a member to purchase shoes.

Mariposa Monarca Group's story

In a small municipality in the state of México, very happy and responsible people live. They always work at their jobs; among them a group was formed with the name “Mariposa Monarca” [Monarch butterfly]. The members named themselves this for the beauty and delicateness of these small animals. They are all convinced that with arduous work and taking advantage of the opportunities that VFMéxico offers them, they will be able to achieve their goals.

Letcia, or Doña Lety, as they call her lovingly, is married to Ramiro Roberto and has four children who they love and admire a lot. She works in her sewing shop, since she began with manual machines, until she managed to get electric machines for a better and greater yield.

On the other hand, she has worked selling shoes to increase her earnings. "Currently, one cannot live with just one business, one has to seek the way to support the family," she said seriously. For this, now she is grateful because, with the loans, she has gotten ten industrial machines and has three shoe shops.

Both businesses have allowed her to improve her house and remodel it. "I remember that it was a little house, now it is enormous and very well fixed up, I thank God," she said emotionally. In the same way, she was able to purchase a means of transportation to carry her merchandise and to spend great times with her whole family in other states of the republic. However, her great pride is that one of her sons studied to become a veterinarian, another studied urban planning, and another law, while her daughter finished her education in pedagogy.

The other members of the group are: María Magdalena who will invest in items; Lorena, in shoes; Bertha, in gems; Ricardo, in household items, and Araceli in other products.

*The photo was taken in Leti's business, who wears a green blouse.

In this group: Araceli, Ricardo, Leticia, Bertha, Lorena, María Magdalena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.

This loan is special because:

It gives rural low-income families in Mexico a chance to work for a better future.

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