A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy basic ingredients such as corn and some spare parts for her tortilla machine.


Libertadoras 1 Group's story

This group is called Libertadoras 1 because the name reflects the equality of mankind. It also shows that the women are free to obtain income of their own so they can provide a better standard of living for their families. The 9-member group is located in Mexico state.

24-year old Sra. Florentina has primary-level education and is a businesswoman. She has a daughter and two sons. She has run a tortilla-making business for about two years, and she would now like to obtain more capital to buy basic ingredients such as corn and some spare parts for her tortilla machine.

Florentina is excited about the loan because it means she can expand her business and start to earn more money so she and her family can have a better quality of life. Because of the high demand for her tortillas, in the future she wants to enlarge her stall and improve service.

In this group: Yolanda, Rosa Maria, Veronica Ambar, Maria Cristina, Claudia, Ivone, Florentina Griselda, Ma Isabel, Macrina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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