A loan of $3,550 helped a member the purchase of basic materials, tables and chairs.


Campanita I Group's story

This group is called Campanita 1 ["Tinkerbell 1"] because the members like the Tinkerbell character. The group is located in the Hidalgo state, in Mexico. It is made up of nine members, enterprising women with a business and/or an established job that they enjoy, and that helps them with their finances and household costs. Mrs Maria del Pilar is the group president. She is 46, and studied up to the third grade of secondary school. She has one son. She sells Mexican food such as: soups, quesadillas, tamales and hot drinks. Because of her experience and the length of time that she has spent selling food, the majority of her customers know and identify her as a likable, responsible person who is always considerate. Mrs Maria del Pilar has sold food for nearly 20 years. She has people to help her with this work, and so her customers are satisfied with the speed and variety of food that she offers. She would like this loan for the purchase of basic material, and for buying tables and chairs for her customers to be more comfortable. This photo was taken in the business of Mrs Norma Elodia, who offered up her location for the group meeting. In the photo one can observe the harmony and pleasant environment, which demonstrates the camaraderie and unity between each member of this community bank.

In this group: Maria Del Pilar, Victoria, Juana Noemi, Lucina, Ana Maria, Ma Del Pilar, Maria Del Consuelo, Alicia Lizbeth, Norma Elodia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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