A loan of $3,400 helped a member purchase threads, napkins, tablecloths.

La Presa De Chosto Group's story

This group, called La Presa de Chosto (The Chosto Dam), is located in the State of México. This community was known for its dam (20 years ago). The group is comprised of 10 members.

María de los Ángeles M. is the president of the group. She is 39 years old, has a sixth-grade education, is married, and has a child. She sells embroidery, and has done this for six years. She is seeking a loan to purchase threads, napkins, tablecloths, etc.

Julia L. has worked selling clothing for 12 years. She is seeking a loan to buy pants, shirts, and sweaters for women and men. She has around 100 clients in the areas of Chost, La Mesa, and Lanzados; little by little she has become known in the region. Initially she had a sewing workshop (15 years ago) in which she produced clothing. For personal reasons, she closed the business and distributed the capital among her associates, and from there came the idea to sell clothing. While asking for this loan, she is happy and satisfied to invest the credit into her business, as this season is good for sales due to school closures. She has orders from various clients and has to buy the clothing and distribute it. She is 38 years old, has a sixth-grade education, and is married with six children. She is originally from Mesa de Chosto. She wants this loan so she buy clothing to fill the orders of her clients. She also hopes to start another type of business. On weekends, she sells tostadas in the municipality of Acambay, and she would like to have an establishment for selling traditional foods. As a medium-term project, she has a place to display the clothing, since she has been walking house to house selling her clothes, suffering from inclement weather.

The other members are:
ALICIA M. A.: Groceries
MA DE LOS ANGELES M.A.: Handicrafts
NOEMI O.T.: Sweets
AGUSTINA L.M. : Balloons
HILDA A.S.: Clothing
ALMA ALEJANDRA M.M.: Catalog shoes

In this group: Rosalba, Alicia, Ma De Los Angeles, Julia, Noemi, Avelina, Rosalva, Agustina, Hilda, Alma Alejandra

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Trisha Bury

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