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

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