A loan of $2,625 helped a member purchase blankets & shoes.

Marthis Group's story

This group is called “Marthis” because it means “Martha” in English and is also the name of the boutique owned by Rosario, the group treasurer. This group is from the State of Mexico and consists of nine members. María Eugenia S.P. is the group president. She is 39 years old and completed school through the sixth graD.. María Eugenia works as a merchant and has three children. She has been selling shoes and blankets for ten years. She is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of blankets and shoes.

Rosario T.G. is another member of this group. She is 25 years old and completed high school. Rosario is single and does not have children. She has been selling clothes for eight years. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy clothing and gifts. Her customers are residents from the same community. Upon applying for her loan, she felt committed to pay her obligations. She wants this loan so that she can increase her business and make it profitable.

The other group members are as follows:
Martha G. S. – sells cooking utensils and shoes
Rosa G. M. – sells candy
Alicia G. G. – sells soft drinks
Anastasia M.D. L. L. – sells food
María Elena N. D. J. – sells Avon products
Griselda T. G. – sells Jafra cosmetics and shoes
María Angélica M. F. – sells corn on the cob and pork rinds

In this group: Anastacia, Martha, Rosa, Alicia, Maria Elena, Maria Eugenia, Gisela, Rosario, Maria Angelica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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