A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy seasonal clothes.


Iris Ii Group's story

This group is called "Iris ll" because it is the name of Amanda's daughter (Amanda is the group's president). It is located in Puebla, in Mexico.

This group has eight members and this is the first time that they have requested a loan. Amanda works buying and selling clothes from her home. She started her business two years ago. She is requesting this loan to buy seasonal clothes that her customers have already requested. She is 29 years old, studied up to the sixth year of elementary school, lives with her partner, and has two children. At the time of requesting this loan she feels enthusiastic that her group has been offered this opportunity. She hopes that it will enable her to provide her family with a better quality of life.

Carmen V. is another member of the group. She is 57 years old, didn't attend school, is married, and has one daughter. She has been running a sewing business for five years and is requesting this loan to buy fabric and threads that she needs. Her customers are from the same town. At the time of requesting this loan she feels enthusiastic as she will be able to stock up on fabric and thread so that she can continue growing her business. She hopes to attract more customers and improve her profits so that she can provide her family with a better quality of life.

In this group: Amanda, Miriam, Berenice, Monica, Trinidad, Senaida, Catalina, Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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