A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy disinfectants, sugar, rice, milk, and other products.

Mecatepec Group's story

Noemí is a single woman who says that she is 48 years of age. She is happy because she lives and works only for herself. She is a capable woman who is full of self-worth.

Noemí is a merchant who manages a small grocery store. She has been in business for eight years and wants to continue moving forward, but she needs more merchandise that her customers want. These items include disinfectants, sugar, rice, milk, and other products. She plans to invest her loan in these items because she wants to continue generating good earnings and use the profits to expand her business. In other words, she wants to have a larger store.

Noemí is a member of the group called “Mecatepec”, which consists of nine women and two men. They are listed below: • Isaac will buy corn for making tortillas. • Leticia sells ice cream. • Gabriela sells clothing. • Miney will buy medicines for the animals she sells (cows, sheep, etc.). • María sells tacos. • Ernestina sells corn. • Eliuth sells candy. • Araceli sells tamales. • Aureliana sells fish. • Noemí sells groceries from her store. • Marina sells cosmetics.

In this group: Aureliana, Leticia, Araceli, Marina*, Noemí, Eliuth*, Ernestina, María, Isaac, Miney, Gabriela
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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