A loan of $4,125 helped a member to purchase perfume and linen napkins.

Las Coquetas 1 Group's story

This group is called "Coquetas 1" (Coquettes 1) and is located in the state of Morelos in Mexico. This community stands out for their hacienda; their aquaduct, which was important in the colonial era because it supplied the village with water; and their famous festival, where people from different areas come together to celebrate the patron saint of the village on the 30th August.

This group is made up of fourteen members and this is the first time they have applied for a loan. Maria, a member of this group, has worked selling perfumes and napkins for seven years. She is applying for a loan to purchase perfumes and linen napkins. Maria is 63 years old and studied up until Year 9 of high school. She is divorced and has four children, two girls and two boys. At the time of applying for the loan she felt happy because she will be able to have a greater variety of perfumes. She also hopes that with her income she will be able to begin work on the foundations of the wall of her house.

In this group: Adaly, Maria Antonieta, Sofia, Valeria, Silvia, Teresa, Leticia, Maria Del Carmen, Noreli, Francisca, Oralia, Yajaira, Santa*, Javier
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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