A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy an industrial sewing machine for embroidering.


Francisco I Madero Group's story

This group is called “Francisco I. Madero”, the name of the street where the group meets in the state of Morelos, Mexico. The group is composed of 10 members and this is the 3rd time they have solicited a loan.

Cristina is the group's treasurer. She is 38 years old and studied up to the 3rd year of secondary school. Cristina is a silk-screen printer and has 3 children (1 female and 2 males). She has been in the silk-screen printing business for 4 years. Cristina is soliciting this loan to buy an industrial sewing machine so she can embroider caps, banners, or school logos.

Cristina feels content because she will have more work and the opportunity to better her business. With the earnings she will obtain, Cristina hopes to remodel her house and proviD. a better quality of life for her family, plus education so that her children can get ahead.

Observation: the woman you don't see in the photo is called Mirian.

In this group: Teresa, Virginia, Cristina, Nicolasa, Luz Del Carmen, Blanca Irene, Angelica Maria, Maria Del Carmen, Minerva, Mirian Veronica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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