A loan of $3,500 helped a member to invest in raw materials for her printing business.


Las Amistosas 1 Group's story

This group is called 'Las Amistosas 1' (The Friendly Women) and is located in the State of Mexico which is noted for its hard-working people, its agriculture and its livestock raising. The group has nine members and this is the third time that they are requesting a loan to improve their businesses.

Araceli is the group's president. She started her printing business a year ago. She prints designs on t-shirts and logos on glasses for any social event. She needs this loan to buy more work materials. Araceli is 27 years old and studied up to the sixth year of elementary school. She is a person who has a great desire to improve herself and own a successful business in order to provide her family with the best. She lives with her partner and has a 5 year-old daughter. Araceli will save some of the profits she makes for her daughter's education since her dream is to see her graduate some day and to have all the opportunities that she herself could not have.

In this group: Martha, Ana Elena, Margarita, Samantha Isabel, Araceli, Alicia, Belem, Angelica, Karina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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