A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy more merchandise and set up a stall in the open-air market.

Marifer Group's story

This group is called MARIFER. They chose the name because it is one they like. The group is located in San Cristobal Huichochitlan community in the State of Mexico and has 9 members. One of these members is Felicitas M.. She is 33 years old and has only an elementary-level education. She is a saleswoman and has 3 children: 1 girl and 2 boys.

Felicitas sells fruit and vegetables, a business which she started 5 years ago. She is requesting this loan to stock her business with fruit and vegetables so that she can set up a stall in the open-air market. Her customers speak well of her because she is very kind and has everything that her they ask for.

As she requests this loan, Felicitas feels very happy and enthusiastic as she will be able to grow her business and increase her sales. She would like this loan so that she can become known in other communities but she needs to have a large quantity of goods in stock if she wants to sell outside her own community in the open-air market. She would also like to continue providing her children with an education as they are her motivation to continue working.

In this group: Norma Angelica, Rufina, Felicitas, Maria Josefina, Claudia, Maria, Hermenegilda, Francisca, Gabriela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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