A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy corn and cornmeal for making tortillas.


Las Catitas Group's story

This group is called "Las Catitas" because the lady who started the group is called Catalina. The group is located in Toluca, in the State of Mexico, and has eight members. Catalina is one of the members of the group. She is 48 years old and did not attend school. She has a business selling tortillas which she set up three years ago. Catalina has six children: two daughters and four sons. She is requesting this loan to buy corn and cornmeal for making tortillas. Her business is permanent as she has customers who come to her home to buy tortillas from her every day. At the time of requesting this loan, she feels happy to have the opportunity to continue investing and to buy in large quantities since this means she will receive her goods at better prices. With the profits she makes, she would like to save up to build business premises so that she can proviD. a better service. She would also like to support her children and proviD. them with a professional career so that they can enjoy a better future, and support her husband with their family's expenses.

In this group: Catalina, Alma Liliana, Yesenia, Gudelia, Maria Luisa, Maria Isabel, Maria Del Carmen, Leidy Anayeli
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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