A loan of $3,050 helped a member to supply shoes that her customers have ordered and capitalise on her business.


America I Group's story

This group is called America 1 and is located in the state of Hidalgo in Mexico. The group is made up of eight members and this is the second time that they are applying for a loan. Rocío Ríos Hernández is the treasurer of the group. She is 27 years of age and studied until Year 9 of secondary school. She is a merchant and has a five year old son. Rocio has worked selling shoes from a catalogue for five years. She is requesting a loan to supply shoes that her customers have ordered and capitalise on her business. Her customers tell us that they decided to buy products from Rocio because she sells them from door-to-door and because she has a fighting spirit. Rocio feels very happy with Kiva's support and she is enthusiastic about investing in her catalogues. She also hopes to be able to sell more products in the future and capitalise on her business so she can be a distributor of catalogue products and give other people the opportunity to start their own business and help their community. The woman that cannot be seen clearly in the photo is Nancy G..

In this group: Rocio, Nancy Elia, Maria Catalina, Alberta, Irene, Rosario, Asunciona, Raquel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso



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