A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy seasonal merchandise.


Las Divinas De San Mateo Group's story

This group is called 'las Divinas de San Mateo' (The Divine Women of Saint Matthew). San Mateo is a neighborhood located in the community of Tepeji del Rio de Ocampo in the state of Hidalgo. This neighborhood is known for having the name of a biblical character, San Mateo (Saint Matthew).

The group has 11 members and this is the first time that they have requested a loan from Credicomun. Maria del Carmen H. V. is a member of the group. She is in the stationery store and Internet business. She started her business 8 years ago. She is requesting a loan to buy seasonal merchandise. She is 49 years old and studied to elementary school level. She is middle class and has an 18 year-old son. Her customers are all kinds of people as her store is located in one of the central streets of town. Above all, a lot of school children pass by. As she requests this loan she is feeling happy and grateful for the support which she is being offered. She wants to use this loan to take advantage of the season and buy seasonal merchandise for the traditional holiday period.

In this group: Paula, Martha*, Berenice, Araceli, Ma Del Carmen, Minerva, Leonor, Julia, Viviana, Irene, Diana Xochitl
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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