A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy tortilla making supplies.

Los Barrios Group's story

This group is called “Los B.” (The Neighborhoods) after the place where they live. It’s located in the State of México and has ten members. This is the first time they’ve requested a loan.

The group President is María, 38. She completed secondary school. She’s a merchant. She has a total of four children, two boys and two girls. She makes tortillas, a business she started over five years ago. She asked for the loan to be able to buy more corn and masa (tortilla dough) to make her tortillas. At the moment of requesting the loan she feels happy because thanks to the loan she’ll be able to get raw materials at wholesale which means more economically and so will be able to sell more and generate higher profits to continue investing in her products every day since this is something she does daily so that it will be fresh and up-to-date. Her customers speak very well of her because they comment that she’s very hygienic aside from offering very kind customer service.

She hopes to be able to successfully raise her children to give them a better future and schooling so that they will reach their dreams and be great professionals since she was unable to do so.

Observation: the name of the woman in the rear that isn’t clearly visible is Rosa.

In this group: Martina, Maria De Lourdes, Guadalupe, Rosa, Ana Silvia, Yolanda, Patsy, Gabriela, Alejandra Magdalena, Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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