A loan of $3,625 helped a member purchase supplies.

Las Muñequitas Mineras Group's story

This group is called “Las Muñequitas Mineras” (The Little Mining Bracelets) because they live near the mines that lie along a tourist corridor. The members are from the city of Pachuca, which is part of the municipality of Mineral de la Reforma in the State of Hidalgo. This group consists of eleven members. Sra. Lucia C. is one of the group members. She is 44 years old and has four children (ages 13, 14, 11, and 7). Lucia produces and sells napkins (both embroidered and woven) for friends, acquaintances, and birthdays. She says she wants to invest her loan in supplies for her business. Her greatest wish is to be able to provide her children with an education so that they can get ahead in life.

Sra. Olivia Melina T. is also a member of the group. She is 34 years old and has one financial dependent. Olivia sells chalupas, Mexican bread, and chicken legs and wings from a stand outside of her house. She sells on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Olivia works in order to help her husband with the household expenses. She enjoys going on vacation with all of her children and having a beautiful time.

Sra. Adela Martínez was moving when this photograph was taken.

In this group: Paula, Leonides, Fabiana Rosalia, Adela, Lucia, Tania, Juana, Catalina, Josefina, Olivia Melina, Georgina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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