A loan of $6,550 helped a member to buy a variety of soft drinks.


Las Mariposas Group's story

"Las Mariposas" is the name of a group made up of ten people. Each of them has a financial activity: Noemi sells soft drinks, Salvador sells food, Cintia sells home goods, Ana sells soft drinks, Maria Elizabeth sells cosmetics, Maria Felix sells cosmetics, Alicia sells chicken, Mario sells meat, and Maria sells traditional corn-based Mexican dishes. This group is located in the Teleta community where the main economical activity is the cultivation of sugarcane.

Ana says that since she was little, she learned that working earns a living. So, more than five years ago, she decided to begin selling soft drinks in her home with the intention of earning her own money to help her husband with home expenses.

She said, "I enjoy my activity because I do it from home and without neglecting my family. Thank you very much for the support and loans that you give us."

Ana is 38 years old and she completed her education up to the second grade of secondary school. She and her husband David have three children who are already married.

To grow her business and be more profitable, Ana needs to buy different types of soft drinks to sell. A loan from VisionFund will allow her to buy the products that she needs. Ana believes that this will help her business be successful.

In this group: Noemi , Salvador , Cintia , Ana Bertha , Maria Elizabeth, Maria Felix , Alicia , Mario , Magdalena, Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski


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