A loan of $2,600 helped a member to purchase various products and seasonal clothing.

Las Industriales Group's story

This group is called “Las Industriales” and is located in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico. The group consists of ten people and this is the fourth time they are requesting a loan. This photo was taken in the house where they conduct their meetings.

One of the group members is Sra. Sofía H.. She is 63 years old and only has an elementary school education. Sofía sells cosmetics and seasonal clothing. She is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of various products and spring clothing so that she can increase her sales now that the weather is warmer. Her customers enjoy the friendly service and affordable prices that she offers. Upon requesting her loan, she was pleased with the opportunity that was given to her. She also hopes that her earnings will enable her to help with the family expenses, improve her home, and produce a better quality of life.

The person who is missing from the photo is Ines G..

In this group: Sofia, Camerina Zenaida, Efigenia, Emma Ortencia*, Ana Maria, Ines, Ines Virginia, Faustina, Macrina, Araceli
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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