A loan of $4,325 helped a member to invest in her business.


Pez Globo Group's story

This group is called Pez Globo ("Balloon Fish") because the majority of the members sell balloons and the others sell fish at street markets. They are situated in Atlacomulco in the State of Mexico. The group is composed of 12 members. Patricia M. G. is the president of this group. She is 43 years old and has a total of six children (2 girls and 4 boys). She has only studied up to second grade. She is a vendor and sells balloons, which she began doing over 23 years ago. She is seeking a loan in order to purchase metallic balloons and helium gas tanks to use to inflate them. The majority of her customers are children, or depending on the occasion, sometimes they can also include boyfriends and husbands. Aside from crowded areas, like parks, esplanades, recreation centers, etc., she also sells her products on the streets of Mexico City (a residential park in Coacalco). As she applies for this loan, she is content and motivated. She would this credit for the 1st and 2nd of November, Christmas, and the Three Wise Kings Day, since sales rise on those days. Also, she hopes to finish elementary and middle school. Currently, she is finishing her primary education through the open system (INEA). Lastly, she wants to remodel her house.

In this group: Amalia, Patricia, Erika, Luz Maria, Veronica, Gabina, Guadalupe, Anabel, Maria De Las Mercedes, Isabel, Beatriz, Guadalupe*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan



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