A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy paper, toner, pencils and to repair computer equipment and to buy a new printer.

Artilleria Group's story

Omar, 31, is married to Mónica who is a housewife; they do not have children. Omar comments: “We still want to wait a little longer to have children because I want to have something more stable like my business and have a house of my own in order to give them a better quality of life.”

He has had an Internet café for 8 years and he says that he set it up because computers interested him so he enrolled in a computer school where he learned the basics and even though he did not finish the career he decided to start the business and learned because a friend taught him how to use and operate the Internet.

He is asking for the loan to buy paper, toner, discs, memories, folders and mechanical pencils to repair his computer equipment and to buy a new printer. He says that he buys his supplies in Mexico City since prices are a little lower there. He says that one of his problems is that he has to pay rent for the locale his business is in and he hopes later on to build a space of his own in order to save on rental cost.

The other nine group members are: Maritere, María Guadalupe, María Elena, María Elena, Ana Laura, Porfiria, Hugo, Inés and Susana. They will invest in their various businesses like: shoes by catalogue to sell, second-hand clothes to sell, costume jewelry, ingredients to make Mexican fast food snacks, underwear to sell, assorted candy to sell and in shoes to sell.

In this group: Maritere, Maria Guadalupe, Maria Elena, Maria Elena, Ana Laura, Omar Kheyg, Porfiria, Hugo, Ines, Susana*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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