A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy more merchandise.


Guadalupanas Group's story

This group is called "Guadalupanas" because they live in the "Sección de Guadalupe" neighborhood and are very devout people. This neighborhood is in Mexico State. The group is comprised of 10 members.
Margarita is the president of the group. She is 38 years old, studied until the 5th grade of elementary school, is a businesswoman and housewife, and has two children (a girl and a boy). She works selling Tupperware, and began doing this a year ago. She is requesting a loan to buy stock. Her clients are the women of her community and nearby towns. At the time of applying for this loan, she feels happy. She wants this loan in order to buy more stock. She also hopes to be able to offer her children a better life and to help her husband.
Juana in another member of the group. She is 28 years old, studied until the 6th year of elementary school, is married and has two children (1 girl and 1 boy). She sells bags and purses, and began doing this a year ago. She is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise. Her customers are the teachers at the school and the women who go to the church on Sundays. At the time of requesting this loan, she is happy. She wants this loan to buy more bags. She also hopes to be able to help her husband with the school expenses for their children.
The other members of the group are:
Margarita - sells Tupperware
Juana - sells bags
Rita - sells cosmetics
Trinidad - sells groceries
Maria Claudia - runs a taqueria
Maria Carmen
Lourdes - sells silver
Ma Inocente - sells plastic goods
Martha - sells footware
Maria Mercedes - sells ceramic goods

In this group: Maria Mercedes , Martha , Ma Inocente , Ma Trinidad , Juana , Maria Claudia , Rita , Margarita , Maribel Lourdes , Maria Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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