A loan of $4,050 helped a member purchace clothing and accessories for resale.


Carisma Group's story

Anastacia is 56 years old and has lived in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad in the State of México for the past 30 years and her seven children were born there. She became a widow seven years ago, which affected her financially and emotionally, as she had to continue to care for her children, whom she has helped to get ahead. Six of them are now married. She has one school-aged son whom she must continue to support. She would like to earn some income selling second hand clothing and needs working capital in order to buy bundles of clothing. This will help her increase her income and allow her to pay for her and her son’s basic needs. He also helps her in her business when he is able.

She has partnered with some of her neighbors, with similar concerns, to form a group and request a loan through “Fundación Realidad.” She is grateful for the support she has received during her struggle to meet her life’s expectations.

Her partners are:
Benita – Jewelry sales
Víctor – Shirt sales
Carmela – Clothing sales
Elizabeth – Shoe accessory sales
Juan – Scale sales
Karen – Sneaker sales
Liliana – Shoe sales
Anastacia – Second hand clothing sales (shown wearing while pants and a blue sweater)
Carmen – Candy sales
Eladio – Has a carperntry shop
Cristóbal – Second-hand clothing sales

In this group: Benita , Víctor , Carmela , Elizabeth , Juan , Karen , Liliana, Anastacía Gloría , Carmen , Eladio , Cristobal

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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