A loan of $4,525 helped a member to buy shoes.


Solecitos De Nopalillo Group's story

This group is called “Solecitos de Nopalillo” (Little Cactus Suns) because the main crop in the region is cactus and prickly pears and “solecitos” because every dawn means new hope for a good harvest.

The photo was taken at Mrs. Patricia López V’s house, a group member, located in Hidalgo; we can see part of the community in the rear of the photo. Patricia has sold catalogue shoes for the past two years. She is 42 years old, finished elementary school, is married and has three children.

She is asking for funds to buy shoes. At the moment of requesting the loan she is happy because she will be able to acquire a wide variety of styles and new catalogues. She hopes someday to have her own store and offer a better standard of living for her family.

The other group members are:

Nicolasa Hernández C. Chalupa (typical snack in central México) sales
Lina Castelán H. Crafts Sales
Carmelita A. A. Fuller brand cosmetics sales
Ofelia León V. Costume Jewelry sales
Ángela López V. Shoe sales
Patricia López V. Shoe sales
Yesenia M. L. Chalupa (typical snack in central Mexico) sales
Amada V. C. Tamales sales
A. C. G. Stanhome brand catalogue sales
Miriam López M. Shoe sales
Erika A. H. Shoe sales
Silvia H. V. Candy sales

In this group: Nicolasa , Lina *, Carmelita *, Ofelia , Angela , Patricia , Yesenia , Amada , Giazul , Miriam , Erika , Silvia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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