A loan of $6,100 helped a member to buy spare parts and to maintain his transport vans.


La Cascada Ii Group's story

Christopher has been a member of the communal bank La Cascada II for four years. He is proud to belong to Vision Fund because it has helped his transport business very much. He is 34 and married to Brenda, who is a high school teacher. They have two small children: one is in preschool, and the other is seven months old. Christopher was born in San Felipe de los Alzati, a beautiful place where a winter season flower called Nochebuena is grown every year. It is also a tourist destination close to the Zirahuato and Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca archeological sites.

He has taken classes in electronics, computer technology, carpentry, and cutting and sewing, but none in his current profession. As a youngster, he helped his mother meet the household expenses, since she was a widow and he was responsible for his family from an early age. With their combined efforts, they bought a van that he has used to offer public transport service for 13 years. His route begins in Zitácuaro and passes through different towns until it ends in Dongu; he has two other routes as well.

He is applying for a loan to do maintenance on the three vans and also to buy spare parts and tires. This loan will let him repair his transport vans and will be of great help in supporting his family and his brothers, who have regular work driving two of the vans. His goal for the business is to save money to buy a new transport van and increase his profits.

The four other group members are Tomasa, Irma, Estela G., and Estela M. They will use their loans to buy merchandise for a grocery store; to buy catalog perfumes and cosmetics for resale; and to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables for resale.

In this group: Christopher Daniel, Tomasa, Irma, Estela, Estela

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