A loan of $2,100 helped a member tO EXPAND A BUSINESS THAT SELLS MEXICAN SNACKS, AND RESUPPLY ANOTHER THAT SELLS CLOTHING AND COSMETICS.


Las Fantasticas 1 Group's story

This photograph was taken in the house of Ana Maria, a member of Las Fantasticas (The Fantastics) 1 Group, in VeraC., Mexico. All members of the group are included in the picture. Ana Maria has been selling Mexican snacks for 4 years. She is requesting a loan to expand her stall.

Her neighbors categorize her as a responsible person. As she was requesting this loan, she felt very content, since she would have more customers. Ana Maria is 42 years old, studied at preparatory school, is married, and has 3 children -- a girl and 2 boys. She hopes to be able to better her economic condition.

Nohemi is president of the group. She is also 42, studied up to her high school diploma, is married and has 2 children -- a boy and a girl. Nohemi has been selling clothing and cosmetics for the last 3 years. She requests a loan to acquire seasonal merchandise.

In this group: Nohemi, Dolores Ana Maria, Rosa Maria, Gloria, Monserrat, Carla Yazmin, Esperanza, Maricruz, Mariany, Marisol
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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