A loan of $5,525 helped a member invest in more merchandise, such as shoes sold from catalogs.


Maranatha Group's story

Maria Felix is a hard-working and responsible person. She is forty years old and married to her husband, Victor, who works for Coca-Cola. They have four children who are currently in school. The eldest, who is seventeen years old, is in the second year of high school. Victor, who is fifteen years old, is in the second year of junior high school. Alejandra is nine years old and in the third year of elementary school. The youngest is eight years old and in the second year of elementary school. They all study in the municipality of Florencio Villarreal. Maria Felix is a businesswoman who sells shoes from the Andrea, Mega Shoes, and Terra catalogs. She has had her own business for nine years. She tells us that she needs to bring together all the requests her customers make so she can see a profit, but if she does not have enough money, she cannot purchase all the merchandise she needs. She plans on investing her next loan so she will not have to make her clients wait until she collects all her money. She tells us that the more she invests, the more profits she earns. Maria Felix is one of the members of the Maranatha Group. This group consists of nine women and one man, who are listed below, along with the type of work they do: Silveria sells spare parts for automobiles; Isabel sells bread; Maria Felix sells shoes; Maria Elizabeth sells food; Yosa Handi sells groceries; Johana also sells groceries; Socorro sells groceries, as well; Hortencia sells spare parts for automobiles; Ivett sells food; and, finally, Pablo purchases tires and is a mechanic.

In this group: Maria Elizabeth, Maria Felix, Isabel*, Silveria, Socorro, Johana, Pablo Cesar, Hortencia, Yosa Handi, Ivett
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tim O'Reilly


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