A loan of $3,075 helped a member buy dough and corn to make tortillas.


Carmensitas Group's story

The"Carmensitas” Communal Bank is maD. up of 9 people, among them is Mrs. Petra. She is originally from the state of México, is 39 years old, a single mother and has 5 children (4 women and 1 man). Petra has sold tortillas for a year, before she sold clothing. She had to become a salesperson because she doesn’t have the support of the father of her children and she has to meet the household expenses by herself. Ever since Petra began getting loans she has been able to improve her finances and since her children help her make the tortillas she is able to have a greater quantity of customers as her production and income increase. Mrs. Petra is very happy because her children support her in her business and by continuing to making her business grow she can support them by giving them a good education so that they can have a better future. Mrs. Petra would like the loan to buy dough and corn to make her tortillas and to buy them in greater quantities.

In this group: Juana Maribel, Brenda Erika, Juana Ma Esther, Maricela Anabel, Irma, Petra, Janeth, Rosa, Eva

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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