A loan of $3,450 helped a member paints, varnishes, hardeners and stones.

Leo I Group's story

This group is called LEO, and they are located in the state of PuebL. in Mexico. The group is maD. up of 10 members. Florentina L. is 50 years old, and studied in primary school. She is a craftswoman, and has two children: a daughter and a son. Her business is handicrafts, in plaster figurines, which she started 10 years ago.

She is requesting the loan in order to buy stones, since that is how the plaster comes, in a form in which she has to chip away first, and then grind. She wants to fulfill her customers requests. Some neighbors and customers of hers comment that she makes very beautiful figurines, both seasonal figurines as well as figurines that her customers request. She makes figurines from 10 cm to 3 meters tall, and what she sells most are angels.

Florentina sells her figurines in the community, and in neighboring communities, as well as in street markets and fairs. At the time of requesting the loan, she is very happy. She wants this loan in order to buy the necessary supplies such as paints, varnishes, hardeners and stones in order to fulfill her orders. Also, she hopes with her earnings to be able to buy a polisher in order to save time and get out her orders quickly since up until now, she has been doing it by hand. Her greatest wish is to give her children a dignified life and education, and to continue being a better example of the fight to get ahead.

In this group: Margarita, Evelin, Gabriela, Gabriela, Maria Esperanza, Maria Del Carmen, Maura, Josefina, Florentina, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy McGinty

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