A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy infant wear.

Familia M Group's story

“Familia M” has been working with the institution for several cycles now; it’s composed of four members who are all members of the same family. Andrea is part of the group. She’s 27-year-old and married for the last 12 years to her husband, Jesús. They have formed a family together of four children three of which attend school. Andrea has been working for 8 years selling infant wear. She relates that she started this activity because her in-laws and her husband are merchants but she also started because she wanted to help her beloved husband, Jesús, with household expenses. Andrea relates that every market day she works selling clothes. She has well-established sales spots in all the sites. “I do very well when I sell in the markets. My normal routine is to go when the women receive their support stipends. I enjoy selling this type of clothing because it sells quite easily.” She also states that she’d like to have more variety to attract and please more customers. She will use the loan she’ll get to buy a wider variety of clothes which will help her gradually expand her business. Andrea wants to enlarge the business because she wants her children to finish their schooling and have better quality of life.

Juana will invest in cleaning supplies, Jesús will invest in underwear and Fidencio will invest in toys and novelty items. These are people who have been clients of the institution for several cycles already so they are very grateful and happy for the help Kiva and VisionFund México provide because they relate that their businesses have grown favorably and even though sales aren’t what they used to be they are still able to have better quality of life.

In this group: Jesús, Fidencio, Andrea, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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