A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy merchandise and grow her business.

Los Arcoiris De Atoto Group's story

This group is called 'Los Arcoíris de Atoto' (Rainbows of Atoto). They chose this name because the president really likes rainbows. She says that rainbows are a sign of calm and tranquility. This group is located in Atotonilco de Tula Hidalgo and has 11 members. María De La Paz Monterubio is the president of the group. She is 36 years old and studied to senior high school level. She is a single mother and has one son. She sells shoes and clothes. She started the business 9 years ago. María de la Paz is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of shoes and clothes. María de la Paz is waiting anxiously for her loan so that she can invest the money in her business, offer a wider range of merchandise to her customers and thereby make a better income for herself and her family, especially her son.

Roció C is another member of the group. She is 43 years old and studied to senior high school level. She is married and has 2 children, one boy and one girl. She has a laundromat. She has had the business for 6 years. She is requesting her loan so that she can continue to grow her business. Her goal is to be able to establish her own premises and make her business grown more every day in order to provide her children and family in general with a better quality of life.

In this group: Rocio, Ana Gabriela, Maria De La Paz, Iris, Reyna, Nicolasa, Maria Guadalupe, Raquel, Norma, Maria Isabel, Rosalia Yanet

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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