A loan of $4,000 helped a member to invest in her business and buy toys with the profits.


Mujeres Empresarias Group's story

This group is called MUJERES EMPRESARIAS ('Businesswomen'). It is located in Altiplano in the geocultural region of the Mezquital Valley. The landscape is made up of large ravines and belongs to the state of H. in Mexico. It is well known for its culinary activity, its 'chalupas' (tostadas filled with shredded meat, onion, chipotle peppers, salsa) and 'sopes' (thick tortillas with vegetable and meat toppings), fried salads and hot sauce.

The group has 12 members. Mireya R. has lived in this community for 11 years. She sells food in school stores, a business which she started 5 years ago. The children like the food which she sells them and the way she treats them. Mireya is 32 years old. She completed her high school studies and has 3 sons. She would like to use this loan to offer more products to her customers and buy toys with the profits which she makes.

In this group: Amalia, Mireya, Claudia, Silvia, Lucia, Florencia, Alma Griselda, Alma Delia*, Marisol, Sandra Faviola, Inocensia, Elvira
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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