A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy input materials like white bread crumbs, glue, glycerine, paints for dyeing, etc.

Las Amigas De San Ildefonso Group's story

This group is called "Las Amigas de San Idelfonso" because, as the name indicates, all the members have become great friends during the time that they've worked together. To them, a "friend" is someone who is there in good times and in bad. They are located in Hidalgo, Mexico. The group is made up of 10 members.

Leticia, 28, is one group member. She studied until high school. She is a merchant and has 3 children (1 girl and 2 boys). She has been selling crafts (decorations made with a breadcrumb paste) for 6 years. She asks for a loan to invest in merchandise and help her business to grow. She wants to buy basic materials like white breadcrumbs, glue, glycerine, paints for dyeing, etc. She is excited because she thinks that making a bigger investment will begin to help her to make more money, which will allow her and her family a better quality of life. She feels a great need to rent a store where she can formalize her business and provide better service to her customers.

In this group: Maria De Lourdes, Leticia, Gabriela, Francisca, Rosaura, Guadalupe, Harlem Lisset, Gabriela*, Emilia, Alejandra
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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