A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy spare parts and maintain her vehicles.


Caracol Group's story

Epifania lives in the community of Cosolapa Caracol, located close to the Miguel Alemán dam. Epifania is 49 years old, and she is a teacher. She is the mother of three children.

The money that Epifania makes as a teacher isn't enough to support her children and pay for basic necessities at home. For that reason, she and her spouse decided to invest in the purchase of a taxi and passenger van. Her husband and their children drive the vehicle every day with the goal of getting more income to support the family.

They offer this passenger service on the route from Cosolapa Caracol to Tabaquera, an area where there is little transport. They take advantage of this to offer their services and earn income.

With the loan she is requesting from VisionFund, Epifania will be able to invest in spare parts for her cars, and also do necessary maintenance work. She hopes that, with this maintenance, more customers will be able to use the taxi. In time, Epifania would like to buy another taxi. She is very appreciative of the trust she has received to get access to a loan.

Epifania is a member of a group called Caracol and the other members of the group are: Benita, who sells sweets, Mari Cruz, who sells snacks, Rosa, who sells soft drinks, Lucia, who sells fish, Yadira, who sells clothes, Emma, who sells groceries.

Celestina and Edith wanted to be part of this photo because they were part of a previous loan cycle.

In this group: Benita , Mari Cruz , Rosa , Epifania , Lucia , Yadira , Emma
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 20, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 20, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico