A loan of $3,400 helped a member to invest in their business.


Portales Group's story

This group is called "Portales." It is located in the Santana Portales area in the state of Tlaxcala. The group is formed by 11 members.



Patricia C.C is a member of this group. She is 30 years old, studied through her third year of secondary school. She is married and has two children, a boy and a girl. She makes jackets and has been doing so for three years. She seeks this loan to buy fabric. Her clients are the general public. Upon seeking this loan, she felt excited because the loan is very important to her at this stage. She wants to buy fabric at wholesale because she can get it cheaper. Also, she hopes that with this loan, she can achieve a better quality of life for her and her family.




Nadia R.L is the president of the group. She is 26 years old, studied through the third year of secondary school, and is the owner of a beauty salon, and has one son. She has had her salon for three years. She seeks this loan to purchase dyes, bleaches, and scissors. Her clients are the general public. When she sought the loan, she felt excited to have new opportunity that the loan gave her. With this loan, she hopes to obtain more clients and therefore have a better quality of life for her and her son.

In this group: Patricia, Guillermina, Maria Felix, Hortencia, Maria, Yolanda, Nadia, Andrea Mara, Elena, Teresa, Guadalupe

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Harrison



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