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Total loan: $3,100
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A loan of $3,100 helped a member buy merchandise to sell.


Los Angeles Group's story

Liz belongs to the Los Angeles group, which is located in the María Isabel colony in the Valle de Calco municipality, a semi urban area in the state of Mexico. Liz sells paper products with her tricycle in front of a school every morning before the children enter the school. To do so, she has to go from her house to the school very early pushing her tricycle.

She is asking for a loan to buy more paper products (notebooks, pencils, colors) because the new school cycle is approaching. She needs to stock up for when the children need new supplies. This is an opportunity for Liz to generate more sales and get income that will help her husband with the school expenses for her three daughters. Her husband’s work is seasonal, and it covers basic needs. By both working they can give their daughters greater academic preparation, like they had.

The group consists of 12 members (from left to right):

Maricarmen Domínguez Uniform Sales Avelina Pérez M. Corset Sales María del Rosario C. C. Sells Sweets Ivett Sarai Guzmán G. Groceries Rosa Lorena García M. Seamstress Refugio Beatriz R. Fernández Clothing Sales Lucia Gabriela Juárez Jiménez Sells Sweets Julia López Q. Sells Appetizers María Luisa Ramírez M. Shoe Repair Agustín Domínguez M. Sells Disks Marco Antonio Juárez C. Vegetable Market

In this group: Ivett Sarai, Avelina, Agustin*, Julia, Maria Del Rosario, Rosa Lorena, Refugio Beatriz, Maricarmen, Liz Palmira, Maria Luisa, Marco Antonio*, Lucia Gabriela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: July 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: July 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico