A loan of $2,100 helped a member purchase winter clothing.


San Martin Mb Group's story

This photo was taken at Benita's house, a member of the group San Martin MB which is located in the state of Veracruz in México. In this photo, a group of women can be seen gathered around the Christmas decorations that Benita sells. Benita began selling clothes and Christmas decorations six years ago. She is applying for this loan to purchase winter clothing. At the time of applying for the loan she felt satisfied with the terms of the loan.

Benita is 35 years old and studied until the second year of secondary school. She lives in a common-law marriage and has four children: two girls and two boys. She is requesting this loan to purchase more merchandise for the Christmas season and to increase her income. She also hopes to make some renovations on her house, change the furniture and support her children's studies.

Eugenia del Carmen G. is the president of the group. She is 25 years old, studied until she reached high school and is married. She began selling sweets four years ago and is now requesting a loan to purchase sweets and toys to sell.

The group is made up of nine members and all of them appear in this photo.

In this group: Maria Nieves, Luz, Martina, Benita, Maria Celina, Alma Eduwiges, Lucero, Ines, Maria Esther Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso



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