A loan of $2,275 helped a member working capital.


Mariposas Group's story

The group "Mariposas" or "Butterflies" is represented by Señora María Esther, who, like the great majority of the members of group, has dedicated herself to the selling of products. The members are owners of stalls selling food, cosmetics, weavings, and different products according to the season. One of the members says that if the loan is obtained, it will be allocated to the re-opening of her tobacco stall, which she left because of illness. There is a lot of competition in the market, but there are people who know the area and her shop will do well without any problems. The loan is allocated to enlarge the shop's area, as well as increase the amount of supplies and merchandise for sale. The members of the Mariposas already have experience working with supportive groups for other loans, through which they know the responsibility that is implied in a group loan.

In this group: Maria Esther, Carmen, Ruth, Arcenia, Luz Virginia, Maria Marlene, Maria Luisa, Margarita*, Erika*, Maria Elena, Rosa, Cristina, Rosely
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lois Parshley


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