A loan of $2,925 helped a member to purchase more bags to stock her business.

Alegres Catarinas Group's story

This group is called the "Alegres Catarinas" (The Joyful Ladybugs) because they are a very happy and cheerful bunch. The are located in the state of Mexico. The group is maD. up of 9 members.

Josefina O. López is the president of the group. She is 29 years old and finished the 6th graD.. She is a merchant and has 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys). A year and a half ago she started selling handbags for a living. Her customers are people who live in the same community that have a little more economic freedom as some of the bags are a bit expensive depending on the matierial they are maD. from. She also sells them on a payment plan. At the time of this loan request she feels happy. She is requesting the loan to buy more bags as she is entering one of her busiest seasons.

The photo was taken in Señora Slivina's house, another member of "Alegres Catarinas". They are pictured here with catalogs, bags and other products that Señora Silvina and Señora Josefina sell. At the time of this photo they are well stocked and hopeful.

In this group: Lourdes*, Pascuala, Silvina, Olga Angelica, Jessica, Paula Isabel, Virginia, Josefina, Silvia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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