A loan of $3,650 helped a member to invest in fabric to sell and make clothing.

Almendrita Group's story

This group is named “Almendrita” (The Little Almond). The name was chosen because for them it has a lot of meaning as one of the members works selling food, especially mole (a special sauce used in Mexican cuisine) and this is an ingredient that is used a lot in its preparation. It is located in the state of México and this community is characterized by having one of the largest livestock markets in the state. The group is made up of 11 members and this is the third time that they have requested a loan. One of the members of the group is named Blanca F. C. She is 34-years-old and studied through middle school. She is a housewife and a businesswoman. She comments that her business is a fundamental part of getting ahead with the expenses that appear daily. She has two sons who are 15 and eight-years-old and two daughters who are 12 and five-years-old. Blanca works selling clothing to the people in her community. For her the opportunity to obtain a loan is a huge help as she would like to invest with greater ease to buy fabric to make clothing. She dreams that one day she will be able to increase her sales to buy another sewing machine for greater production and expand her business and in this way contribute to her children having a better education and quality of life.
Notes: the women that are hard to see in the photo are named Carmen L. and Virginia G..

In this group: Martha, Hipolita*, Blanca Esthela, Marcela, Virginia, Mireya*, Ana Maria, Maria Caritina, Carmen, Rosa, Paulina, Maria Patricia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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